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Is it true that Sulphur Crystal have a bad odour.

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asked Jun 28, 2016 by RJD (120 points)

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Many minerals and compounds containing sulfur have an unpleasant odor. Strike a match. The smell is sulfur. Sulfuric acid is used to clean pipes by plumbers. You will see it in most products used to unclog drains. It is a dangerous product and the fumes can be deadly. Some crystals are stable and will not have an odor, best to ask the shop you buy from how to display, preserve your specimen to avoid any unpleasant odor or decay.
answered Jun 30, 2016 by Weasel (56,240 points)
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Yes, it is true that sulfur crystals have an odor, though its not a strong odor.

You can see more information on this on the minerals.net sulfur page at http://www.minerals.net/mineral/sulfur.aspx

answered Jul 24, 2016 by hershel (51,320 points)