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Indium

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Formula:
In
System:TetragonalColour:Grey
Lustre:MetallicHardness:3
Name:Named for chemical element.
This page provides mineralogical data about Indium.

Classification of Indium

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:1/A.05-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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 edition ID:1.1.20.1
Dana 8th edition ID:1.1.14.1

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Hey's CIM Ref.: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

Type Locality:Orlovskoye Ta Deposit, Orlovskoye, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Year of Discovery:1964

Physical Properties of Indium

Lustre: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:In
All elements listed in formula:In

Relationship of Indium to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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1.AC.10Tin
Sn
1.AC.15Eta-bronze
Cu
 
6
Sn
 
5
1.AC.15Sorosite
Cu
 
1+x
(Sn,Sb), where 0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.2
1.AC.15Yuanjiangite
AuSn
1.AC.15UM1965-07-E:CuSn
Cu
 
3
Sn
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

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1.1Copper
Cu
1.2Silver
Ag
1.5Gold
Au
1.6Auricupride
Cu
 
3
Au
1.7Tetra-auricupride
AuCu
1.8Zinc
Zn
1.9Cadmium
Cd
1.10Danbaite
CuZn
 
2
1.11Zhanghengite
CuZn
1.12Mercury
Hg
1.13Kolymite
Cu
 
7
Hg
 
6
1.14Moschellandsbergite
Ag
 
2
Hg
 
3
1.15Eugenite
Ag
 
11
Hg
 
2
1.16Schachnerite
Ag
 
1.1
Hg
 
0.9
1.17Paraschachnerite
Ag
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.18Luanheite
Ag
 
3
Hg
1.19Weishanite
(Au,Ag)
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.21Aluminium
Al
1.22Khatyrkite
(Cu,Zn)Al
 
2
1.23Cupalite
(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24Diamond
C
1.25Graphite
C
1.26Chaoite
C
1.27Lonsdaleite
C
1.28Silicon
Si
1.29Tin
Sn
1.30Lead
Pb
1.31Anyuiite
Au(Pb,Sb)
 
2
1.31Novodneprite
AuPb
 
3
1.32Leadamalgam
Pb
 
0.7
Hg
 
0.3
1.33Arsenic
As
1.34Arsenolamprite
As
1.35Paxite
CuAs
 
2
1.36Koutekite
Cu
 
5
As
 
2
1.37Domeykite
Cu
 
3
As
1.38Algodonite
(Cu
 
1-x
As
 
x
)
1.39Novakite
Cu
 
20
AgAs
 
10
1.40Kutinaite
Ag
 
6
Cu
 
14
As
 
7
1.41Antimony
Sb
1.42Stibarsen
AsSb
1.43Paradocrasite
Sb
 
3
As
1.44Horsfordite
Cu, Sb
1.45Cuprostibite
Cu
 
2
(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum
(Ag
 
1-x
Sb
 
x
)
1.47Aurostibite
AuSb
 
2
1.48Dyscrasite
Ag
 
3
Sb
1.49Bismuth
Bi
1.50Maldonite
Au
 
2
Bi
1.51Sulphur
S
 
8
1.52Rosickýite
S
1.53Selenium
Se
1.54Tellurium
Te
1.55Chromium
Cr
1.56Rhenium
Re
1.57Iron
Fe
1.58Chromferide
Fe
 
3
Cr
 
1-x
(x=0.6)
1.59Ferchromide
Cr
 
3
Fe
 
1-x
1.60Wairauite
CoFe
1.61Nickel
Ni
1.62Kamacite
(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite
(Fe,Ni)
1.64Tetrataenite
FeNi
1.65Awaruite
Ni
 
3
Fe
1.66Palladium
(Pd,Pt)
1.67Potarite
PdHg
1.68Paolovite
Pd
 
2
Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite
(Pd,Cu)
 
3
Sn
 
2
1.70Cabriite
Pd
 
2
CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I
(Pd,Cu,Pt)
 
3
Sn
1.72Atokite
(Pd,Pt)
 
3
Sn
1.73Rustenburgite
(Pt,Pd)
 
3
Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite
(Pd,Pt,Au)
 
3
(Pb,Sn)
1.75Plumbopalladinite
Pd
 
3
Pb
 
2
1.76Osmium
(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium
(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82Platinum
Pt
1.83Hongshiite
PtCu
1.84Niggliite
PtSn
1.85Isoferroplatinum
Pt
 
3
Fe
1.86Tetraferroplatinum
PtFe
1.87Tulameenite
Pt
 
2
CuFe
1.88Ferronickelplatinum
Pt
 
2
FeNi
1.89Rhodium
(Rh,Pt)

Other Names for Indium

Other Languages:
Japanese:自然インジウム
Russian:Индий
Simplified Chinese:自然铟

Other Information

Health Warning: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:

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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.

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  • Localities for Indium

    The 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. ? 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.
    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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