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Klaprothite (of Petersen)

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steel grey, yellowish
Specific Gravity:
4.6 (Calculated)
After German mineralogist, M.H. Klaproth (1743-1817).
A Mixture Of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Klaprothite (of Petersen).

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Physical Properties of Klaprothite (of Petersen)Hide

steel grey, yellowish
2½ on Mohs scale
along (100)
4.6 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Synonyms of Klaprothite (of Petersen)Hide

Other Language Names for Klaprothite (of Petersen)Hide

Simplified Chinese:脆硫铜铋矿
Traditional Chinese:脆硫銅鉍礦

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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 Klaprothite (of Petersen)Hide

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C.F. Naumann, F. Zirkel (1898): "Elemente der Mineralogie", 13th ed., Engelmann (Leipzig): 449.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 418-419.

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Localities for Klaprothite (of Petersen)Hide

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Carinthia
    • Saualpe
      • Bad St Leonhard
        • Kliening
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Balakan District
    • Belokan-Avar ore district
Int J Econ & Environ Geology Vol 1(2) pp 25-29
  • Northwest Territories
    • Great Bear Lake
      • Port Radium District
B. J. Kieller (1965) Mineralogy of the No. 2 Zone Eldorado Mine, Port Radium Northwest Territories. Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology 13:452
  • Anhui
    • Tongling
      • Fenghuangshan ore field
Yi Li and Youbin Liang (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(11), 29-33
  • Jiangxi
    • Fuzhou
      • Dongxiang Co.
Xia Ai and Zengyi Chen (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(4), 25-29
  • Shandong
    • Rizhao
      • Wulian Co.
        • Qibaoshan
Jian Zhang (1987): Geology and Prospecting 23(6), 1-7
  • North Carolina
    • Granville Co.
Laney, F.B.,(1917) the Geology and Ore Deposits of the Virginia District of Virginia and North Carolina ;NCGS Bulletion 26
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