When knocking out, get an allied tribe (or have a tribe member leave your tribe) to build stone pillars to block it. The elemental will aggro on you when taming it and won't destroy the pillars blocking him.
It's a bit silly that kibble tames it a lot better than rocks or sulfur because even in the dossier it says that it lives off of absorbing nearby rocks and minerals. So mabey they should make it so you have to feed them a rare mineral like obsidian what if they made it so you could tame one fast and with high effectiveness by giving one a few hundred or few thousand obsidian . or what if there kibble was made out of a combination of ores and minerals .