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Clerite

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Onisim Kler
Formula:
MnSb2S4
Hardness:
3½ - 4
Specific Gravity:
4.48 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in honor of Onisim Yegorovitch(Egorovich) Kler (Онисим Егорович Клер) (25 February 1845, Switzerland - 18 January 1920, Russia), naturalist and Honorary Member of the Russian Mineralogical Society.
This page provides mineralogical data about Clerite.


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Classification of CleriteHide

Approved
First Published:
1996
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)

Physical Properties of CleriteHide

Transparency:
Opaque
Hardness:
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN100=224 - 262 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle
Density:
4.48 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of CleriteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
strong yellow-brown anisotropy
Bireflectance:
distinct
Reflectivity:
440nmR1=35.2%R2= 24.5%
480nmR1=35.2%R2= 23.9%
540nmR1=36.0%R2= 23.8%
580nmR1=36.7%R2= 24.6%
660nmR1=36.4%R2= 25.7%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 36.7%.
R1 shown in black, R2 shown in red
Colour in reflected light:
light grey with pale pink-yellow tint
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of CleriteHide

Formula:
MnSb2S4

Crystallography of CleriteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.47(2) Å, b = 14.36(3) Å, c = 3.81(1) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.799 : 1 : 0.265
Unit Cell V:
627.54 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Irregular equant grains

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.69 (90)
3.23 (70)
2.90 (80)
2.65 (100)
1.813 (50)

Type Occurrence of CleriteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Ural Mineralogical Museum, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Reference:
Murzin, V.V., Bushmakin, A.F., Sustavov, S.G., Shcherbachov, D.K. (1996) Clerite MnSb2S4 – a new mineral from Vorontsovskoye gold deposit in the Urals. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 125(3): 95-101.

Synonyms of CleriteHide

Other Language Names for CleriteHide

Relationship of Clerite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
BerthieriteFeSb2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
GaravelliteFeSbBiS4Orth.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.HA.05ChalcostibiteCuSbS2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HA.05EmplectiteCuBiS2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
2.HA.10MiargyriteAgSbS2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.HA.20BerthieriteFeSb2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HA.20GaravelliteFeSbBiS4Orth.
2.HA.25AramayoiteAg3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6Tric. 1 : P1
2.HA.25BaumstarkiteAg3Sb3S6Tric. 1 : P1

Other InformationHide

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 CleriteHide

Reference List:
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Bente, K., Edenharter, A. (1989) Röntgenographische Strukturanalyse von MnSb2S4 und Strukturverfeinerung von Berthierit, FeSb2S4. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 185: 31-33.
Murzin, V.V., Bushmakin, A.F., Sustavov, S.G., Shcherbachov, D.K. (1996) Clerite MnSb2S4 – a new mineral from Vorontsovskoye gold deposit in the Urals. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 125(3): 95-101.
Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J., Roberts, A.C. (1997) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 82: 620-624.
Mandarino, J.A. (1997) Abstracts of New Mineral Descriptions. Mineralogical Record: 28: 219-224.

Internet Links for CleriteHide

Localities for CleriteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- 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.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku region
      • Shimane Prefecture
Motomura (1990) Sanko-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 43.
Kubozono collection
Russia (TL)
 
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
        • Krasnotur'insk (Bogolovsk; Krasnoturjinsk; Krasnoturyinsk)
          • Turya river
            • Tur'insk
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; American Mineralogist, 82, 620-624; Vikent'eva, O., & Vikentev, I. (2016, April). Occurrence modes of As, Sb, Te, Bi, Ag in sulfide assemblages of gold deposits of the Urals. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 123, No. 1, p. 012028). IOP Publishing.
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