Thursday, 10 November 2011

Sulphur ~

Sulphur is a chemical element and essential for all life forms.  It is present in all proteins and enzymes.  It has many uses, from medicinal to agricultural and is a component in gunpowder.  

This little sulphur 'flower' probably formed in the thermal region of the North Island of New Zealand:

It got a little dusty from being out on display for a long time.  I have since dusted it very carefully with my softest paintbrush and will re-photograph it at some stage.

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