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About IngoditeHide

May contain minor Pb.
Crystal System:
Tetradymite Group.
Probably identical to "Mineral L" reported from eastern Yakutia by Gamyanin et al. (1978). Probably also identical to Unnamed (Bi Telluride Sulphide IV).

Classification of IngoditeHide


2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
D : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 3 :4 and 2:3
C : Variable M:S

8 : AmXp, with m:p = 1:1

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
7 : Sulphides etc. of V, As, Sb and Bi

Physical Properties of IngoditeHide

2½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of IngoditeHide


May contain minor Pb.
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of IngoditeHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.24 Å, c = 23.22 Å
a:c = 1 : 5.476
Unit Cell V:
361.51 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of IngoditeHide

Synonyms of IngoditeHide

Other Language Names for IngoditeHide


Relationship of Ingodite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
HedleyiteBi7Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
HitachiitePb5Bi2Te2S6Trig. 3m : P3m1
Joséite-BBi4Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
PilseniteBi4Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
TetradymiteBi2Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
TsumoiteBiTeTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Bismuthinite2 photos of Ingodite associated with Bismuthinite on
Eulytine2 photos of Ingodite associated with Eulytine on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.DC.05HedleyiteBi7Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.DC.05Joséite-BBi4Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.DC.05LaitakariteBi4Se2STrig. 3m : R3m
2.DC.05PilseniteBi4Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.DC.05TetradymiteBi2Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.DC.05TsumoiteBiTeTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
2.DC.05BaksaniteBi6Te2S3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m,S)Trig.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.7.2DuranusiteAs4SOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
3.7.3DimorphiteAs4S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.7.4RealgarAs4S4Mon. 2/m
3.7.5PararealgarAs4S4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
3.7.6AlacrániteAs8S9Mon. 2/m : P2/b
3.7.8OrpimentAs2S3Mon. 2/m
3.7.10LaphamiteAs2(Se,S)3Mon. 2/m
3.7.11GetchelliteAsSbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
3.7.12Wakabayashilite[(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]Orth. mm2 : Pna21
3.7.13PääkköneniteSb2AsS2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
3.7.14StibniteSb2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.7.17BismuthiniteBi2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.7.19GuanajuatiteBi2Se3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.7.22LaitakariteBi4Se2STrig. 3m : R3m
3.7.26TsumoiteBiTeTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
3.7.27PilseniteBi4Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.28HedleyiteBi7Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.29TetradymiteBi2Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.30JoséiteBi4TeS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.31Joséite-BBi4Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.40JunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16Mon. 2/m : B2/m

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 IngoditeHide

Reference List:
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Clarke, G.M. (1974) The mineralogy and geochemistry of tellurium with special reference to the bismuth sulphotellurides. Unpublished MSc thesis, University College, Cardiff (probably the 'Mineral CF').
Gamyanin, C.N., Leskova, N.V., and Bochek, L.I. (l978) Composition and properties of bismuth sulfotellurides from deposits of eastern Yakutia. International Mineralogical Association, 11th Session. Novosibirsk. 1978, Sulfosalt Vol.: 127-135 (19S0) (in Russian); in Dunn, P.J., Fleischer, M., Langley, R.H., Shigley, J.E., Zilczer, J.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 70: 881 (concerns "Mineral L").
Zav'yalov, E.N. and Begizov, V.D. (1981) New bismuth mineral ingodite Bi2TeS. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 110, 594-600.
American Mineralogist: 76: 257-265.
Cook, N.J., Ciobanu, C.L., Wagner, T., and Stanley, C.J. (2007) Minerals of the system Bi-Te-Se-S related to the tetradymite archetype: review of classification and compositional variation. Canadian Mineralogist 45, 665-708.
Cepedal, A., Martinez-Abad, I., Fuertes-Fuente, M., and Lima, A. (2013) The presence of plumboan ingodite and a rare Bi-Pb tellurosulfide, Pb3Bi4Te4S5, in the Limarinho Gold deposit, Northern Portugal. Canadian Mineralogist, 51, 643-651.

Internet Links for IngoditeHide

Localities for IngoditeHide

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.
  • Salta
    • La Poma department
      • Nevados de Palermo
        • El Quemado district
Márquez-Zavalía, M. F., Galliski, M. Á., Černý, P., & Chapman, R. (2012). An Assemblage Of Bismuth-Rich, Tellurium-Bearing Minerals In The El Quemado Granitic Pegmatite, Nevados De Palermo, Salta, Argentina. The Canadian Mineralogist, 50(6), 1489-1498.
  • British Columbia
    • Nelson Mining Division
William (Bill) R. Howard (2007) Structural setting and geochemical correlations in bismuth (sulfo) telluride-native gold–bearing veins, CLY Group, British Columbia, Canada: A reduced intrusion-related gold system. Geologian tutkimuskeskus, Opas 53 – Geological Survey of Finland, Guide 53, pp 45-50; Cook, N. J., Ciobanu, C. L., Spry, P. G., & Voudouris, P. (2009). Understanding gold-(silver)-telluride-(selenide) mineral deposits. Episodes, 32(4), 249.;; Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., & Howard, W. (2007). Bi-tellurides in gold veins BiTel Knoll (CLY prospect) southeastern British Columbia, Canada.
  • Jiangxi Province
    • Ganzhou Prefecture
      • Anyuan Co.
Yingchen Ren (1986): Geochemistry 5(3), 277-279; Yingchen Ren, Minqing Cheng, and Cunchang Wang (1986): Mineral Deposits 5(2), 63-74; Zailin Zeng, Yongzhong Zhang, Zhenghui Chen, Yuchuan Chen, Xiangpei Zhu, Qiquan Tong, Binghua Zheng, and You Zhao (2011): Mineral Deposits 30(5), 949-958
  • Qinghai Province
    • Gyêgu Autonomous Prefecture (Yushu Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Gyêgu Co. (Yushu Co.)
Jinhua Hao, Jingwu Yin, and Jianping Chen (2010): Journal of the Chinese Electron Microscopy Society 29(6)
  • Shaanxi Province
    • Weinan Prefecture
      • Hua Co.
Shidong Qiu, Baohua Wang, Jiuhua Xu, and Yuling Xie (2008): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 28(4), 357-359
Czech Republic
  • Pardubice Region
    • Hlinsko
      • Svratouch
Malec, J., Veselovský, F., Šrein, V., Škoda, R. (2013): Zlato a Bi-minerály ve skarnech Českomoravské vrchoviny. – Acta Mus. Moraviae, Sci. geol., 98, 1, 23–31.
  • Plzeň Region
    • Nepomuk (Pomuk)
Litochleb, J.: Mineralogie zlatonosného zrudnění z dolu Jakub u Kasejovic (jz. Čechy). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1998, roč. 6, s. 102-112.
  • Pest Co.
    • Börzsöny Mts
      • Nagybörzsöny (Deutsch Pilsen; Deutschpilsen)
Geoda 2012/1
  • Markazi Province
    • Astaneh
Nezafatis, N. (2006): Au-Sn-W-Cu Mineralization in the Astaneh-Sarband Area, West Central Iran. PhD thesis, University of Tübingen (Germany), 116 pp.
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Niigata Prefecture
        • Uetsu
Izumino, Y., & Nakashima, K. (2015). Bismuth minerals from the W–Mo–Sn deposits hosted in the Iwafune granitoids, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 110(6), 300-312.
      • Yamanashi prefecture
        • Kinpuzan district
          • Kofu City
Tsunoda and Shimizu (1995) Shigen-Chishitsu, 45, 111-120.
    • Kanto Region
      • Tochigi Prefecture
Shimizu et al (1999) Memoirs of Tochigi Prefectural Museum, 16, 89-101.
  • Lower Silesia
    • Czarnów
      • Rędziny
Gołębiowska, B., Pieczka, A., Parafiniuk, J. (2011): New data on weathering of bismuth sulfotellurides at Rędziny, Lower Silesia, Southwestern Poland. Mineralogia Special Papers: 38: 95-96; Pieczka, A., Gołębiowska, B., & Parafiniuk, J. (2011). Gold in sulfide-telluride assemblages at Rędziny, Rudawy Janowickie Range. Gold in Poland, AM Monograph, (2), 119-134.
  • Vila Real District
    • Boticas
      • Bobadela
Cepedal, A., Martinez-Abad, I., Fuertes-Fuente, M., Lima, A. (2013): The presence of plumboan ingodite and a rare Bi-Pb tellurosulfide, Pb3Bi4Te4S5, in the Limarinho Gold deposit, Northern Portugal. Canadian Mineralogist, 51, 643-651.
  • Bihor Co.
    • Apuseni Mts
      • Highiş Massif
Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Damian, F., & Damian, G. (2006). Gold scavenged by bismuth melts: An example from Alpine shear-remobilizates in the Highiş Massif, Romania. Mineralogy and Petrology, 87(3-4), 351-384.
M. Lupulescu, G. Simon, D.H.M. Alderton, E.B. Watson (1993)-Preliminary data on ingodite from Valea Seaca (Bihor Mts.); a first occurrence in Romania. Rom.J. of Mineralogy,v. 76, Suppl. 1, p. 27-28.
  • Hunedoara Co.
    • Deva
  • Kabardino-Balkaria
    • Baksan valley
      • Tyrnyauz Mo-W deposit
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Jambor J L, Pertsev N N, Roberts A C (1997) New mineral names, American Mineralogist 82, 1038-1041 ; Bindi L, Cipriani C (2003) Plumbian baksanite from the Tyrnyauz W–Mo deposit, Baksan River valley, northern Caucasus, Russian Federation, The Canadian Mineralogist 41, 1475-1479
Bindi, L., & Cipriani, C. (2003). Plumbian baksanite from the Tyrnyauz W–Mo deposit, Baksan River valley, northern Caucasus, Russian Federation. The Canadian Mineralogist, 41(6), 1475-1479.
  • Khabarovsk Krai
    • Badzhalski ore District
Pavel M. Kartashov data
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Chitinskaya Oblast
      • Ingoda River
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
  • England
    • Cumbria
Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1991) Famous Mineral Localities: Pyromorphite Group Minerals from the Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England. Mineralogical Record, 22(2), 105-121.
      • Eden
        • Mungrisdale
Zav'yalov, E.N. and Begizov, V.D. (1981) The new bismuth mineral ingodite, Bi2TeS. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 110, 594-600 (in Russian) [Mineralogical Abstracts, 33, 82M/3350; American Mineralogist, 62, 855 (1982)].; Zav'yalov, E.N. and Begizov, V.D. (1981) Once more on the problem of grünlingite. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 110, 633-635. [Mineralogical Abstracts, 33, 82M/3316; American Mineralogist, 62, 855 (1982)].; Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp. (referring to Zav'yalov and Begizov, 1981).; Cook, N.J., Ciobanu, C.L., Wagner, T., and Stanley, C.J. (2007) Minerals of the system Bi–Te–Se–S related to the tetradymite archetype: review of classification and compositional variation. The Canadian Mineralogist, 45(4), 665-708.
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Little Dragoon Mts
        • Cochise District
          • Dragoon
            • Primos group of claims (Primos Mine)
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 259.
  • Navoiy Region
    • Central Kyzylkum Region
      • Zarafshan
        • Muruntau ore field
Koneev, R.I., Turesebekov, A.H., Ignatikov, E.N., Vasilevsky, B.B., and Rakhimov, R.R. (2005), In: Jingwen Mao and Bierlein, F.P. (Eds.): Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge, Vol. 1, 1403-1406
  • Mashonaland Central
    • Mazowe District
      • Mazowe gold field
Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
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