The Sulfates

The sulfates are made up of one or more metals in combination with sulfur and oxygen. This class of minerals tends to be evaporates or forms from volcanically heated water. As a group they are soft and pale in color and sometimes transparent or translucent.

There are many minerals in the sulfate group but most are rare in occurrence. Anhydrate, barite, and gypsum are minerals that are common in this class.

Sulfate Minerals
Barite Selenite-Gypsum Celestite

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