Sulfur Coccinite. Comments: Orange-red coccinite on sulfur.Due to the volatility of the mineral at room temperature, the sample is preserved in a closed vial. The photo was made through the vial, therefore the sharpness is reduced.
One of the more overlooked minerals in ruminant nutrition is sulfur. A key ingredient in formation of some amino acids, formation of collagen, hormones, vitamins, and oxygen carriers, sulfur makes up around 0.25% of an animal's bodyweight.
Sulfide mineral: Sulfide mineral,, any member of a group of compounds of sulfur with one or more metals. Most of the sulfides are simple structurally, exhibit high symmetry in their crystal forms, and have many of the properties of metals, including metallic lustre and electrical conductivity.
Sulfur is one of the most abundant and ubiquitous elements in living things. It is present in organic materials throughout the universe. It can simultaneously be a nutrient, a pollutant, a raw material, and a contaminant.
Because of its distinctive color and odor, there are no common minerals that are easily mistaken for sulfur. Carnotite, a relatively rare mineral, is the only natural mineral that might be confused with sulfur.