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Indium

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Formula:
In
System:
Tetragonal
Colour:
Grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3
Name:
Named for chemical element.
This page provides mineralogical data about Indium.

Classification of Indium

Approved
1.AC.05

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
C : Indium-tin family
Dana 7th ed.:
1.1.20.1
1.1.14.1

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
1.20

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)
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Type Occurrence of Indium

Year of Discovery:
1964

Physical Properties of Indium

Metallic
Colour:
Grey
Hardness (Mohs):
3

Crystallography of Indium

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.25Å, c = 4.94Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.52
Unit Cell Volume:
V 52.18 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Indium

Formula:
In
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Indium to other Species

1.AC.10TinSn
1.AC.15Eta-bronzeCu6Sn5
1.AC.15SorositeCu1+x(Sn,Sb), where 0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.2
1.AC.15YuanjiangiteAuSn
1.AC.15UM1965-07-E:CuSnCu3Sn
1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZn
1.12MercuryHg
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAu(Pb,Sb)2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.34ArsenolampriteAs
1.35PaxiteCuAs2
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenAsSb
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3Sb
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS8
1.52RosickýiteS
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNi
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.64TetrataeniteFeNi
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFe
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFe
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)

Other Names for Indium

Name in Other Languages:
Russian:Индий
Simplified Chinese:自然铟

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 Indium

Reference List:
Palache, Charles (1934), Contributions to crystallography; claudetite, minasragrite, samsonite, native selenium, indium: American Mineralogist: 19: 194-205; …(abstract): American Mineralogist: 19: 128 (1934).

American Mineralogist (1967): 52: 299.

Geokhimiya, mineralogiya i geneticheskiye tipy mestorozhdenii redkikh elementov: 2: 568-569.

Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal: 9: 74-78.

Internet Links for Indium

Localities for Indium

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.
Hungary
 
  • Fejér Co.
    • Velencei Mts
      • Pákozd
Béla Fehér 2014
Kosovo
 
  • District of Kosovska Mitrovica
    • Kosovska Mitrovica
      • Trepča valley
http://www.spathfluor.com/_open/open_us/us_op_mines/us_divtrepca.htm
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Bodaibo
          • Lena Gold District
            • Kropotkinsky ore cluster
- Distler V.V., Yudovskaya M.A., Razvozhaeva E.A., e.a. (2003) New data on platinum mineralization of gold ores of deposit Sukhoi Log (Lena gold mining area, Russia), - Geochimiya (Geochemistry), 393(4), p. 524-527 (in Rus.)
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Orlovskoye
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
The Moon
 
  • Mare Crisium
Mokhov A.V., Kartashov P.M. analytical data
  • Mare Fecunditatis
T.A. Gornostaeva analytical data (2014)
Ukraine
 
  • Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast')
Nechaev S.V., Kozak S.A., Bondarenko S.N. (1987) Native indium and iron in tin-bearing greisens of Ukrainian shield, - Mineralogicheskiy Zhurnal, v.9, N1, pp. 74-78 (in Rus.); Nechaev S & Pastukhov V (2001) Links between the Proterozoic anorthosite-rapakivigranite plutons and ore-forming events in the Ukrainian Shield (ores of titanium, uranium, rare metal and gold). in Abstracts – GEODE field workshop 8-12th July 2001 on ilmenite deposits in the Rogaland anorthosite province, S. Norway.
Uzbekistan
 
  • Tashkent Viloyati (Toshkent)
    • Angren Region
      • Chatkal-Kuraminskii Range
        • Arashan Mtn
Novgorodova M.I. (1994) Crystallochemistry of native metals and natural intermetallic compounds, - Itogi Nauki i Techniki, Crystalochimiya, v.29, p.154 (in Rus.)
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