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3½ - 4
For Onisim Yegorovitch Kler (1845-1920), Honorary Member of the Russian Mineralogical Society.
This page provides mineralogical data about Clerite.

Classification of Clerite


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) URL:
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Type Occurrence of Clerite

Physical Properties of Clerite

Hardness (Mohs):
3½ - 4

Crystallography of Clerite

Crystal System:

Chemical Properties of Clerite

Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Clerite to other Species


Other Names for Clerite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Health Risks:
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:
Mineralogical Record: 28: 220.

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

Internet Links for Clerite

Localities for Clerite

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku region
      • Shimane Prefecture
Motomura (1990) Sanko-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 43.
Kubozono collection
Russia (TL)
  • 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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