Charles B. Sclar, professor emeritus of geological sciences at Lehigh University, died Saturday, January 13. He was a professor at Lehigh since 1968, retiring in 1990.

A mineral, “sclarite,” was named after him in 1988 in honor of his research into the origin of the zinc ores of Franklin and Sterling Hill in Sussex Hills, N.J. Sclar and his students had extensively studied the area’s zinc ore deposits for 20 years. The discoverers of the mineral were scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of Natural Science in Ottawa, Canada.

Sclar was one of the principal investigators for...

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