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Clerite

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Formula:
MnSb
 
2
S
 
4
System:OrthorhombicLustre:
Hardness:3½ - 4
Name:For Onisim Yegorovitch Kler (1845-1920), Honorary Member of the Russian Mineralogical Society.
This page provides mineralogical data about Clerite.

Classification of Clerite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/E.01-05
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.HA.20

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
A : With Cu, Ag, Fe (without Pb)
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Type Occurrence of Clerite

Type Locality:Vorontsovskoye, Turjinsk, Turya river, Krasnoturjinsk (Bogolovsk; Krasnotur'insk; Krasnoturyinsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia

Physical Properties of Clerite

Hardness (Mohs):3½ - 4

Crystallography of Clerite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic

Chemical Properties of Clerite

Formula:
MnSb
 
2
S
 
4
Simplified for copy/paste:MnSb2S4
Essential elements:Mn, S, Sb
All elements listed in formula:Mn, S, Sb

Relationship of Clerite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.HA.05Chalcostibite
CuSbS
 
2
2.HA.05Emplectite
CuBiS
 
2
2.HA.10Miargyrite
AgSbS
 
2
2.HA.20Berthierite
FeSb
 
2
S
 
4
2.HA.20Garavellite
FeSbBiS
 
4
2.HA.25Aramayoite
Ag(Sb,Bi)S
 
2
2.HA.25Baumstarkite
AgSbS
 
2

Other Names for Clerite

Synonyms:
IMA1995-029Klerite
Other Languages:
German:Clerit
Klerit
Russian:Клерит
Spanish:Clerita
Klerita

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Clerite

Reference List:

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Mineralogical Record: 28: 220.

Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 125(3): 95-101.

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  • Localities for Clerite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chugoku region
        • Shimane Prefecture
    Motomura (1990) Sanko-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 43.
    Kubozono collection
    Russia
     
    • Urals Region
      • Middle Urals
        • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
          • Krasnoturjinsk (Bogolovsk; Krasnotur'insk; Krasnoturyinsk)
            • Turya river
              • Turjinsk
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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