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Tetradymite Group. Probably identical to "Mineral L" reported from eastern Yakutia by Gamyanin et al. (1978).

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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:
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.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
3.7.40JunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(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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Gamyanin, C.N., Leskova, N.V., Bochek, L.I. (l978): Composition and properties of bismuth sulfotellurides from deposits of eastern Yakutia. International Mineralog. Assoc., llth 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. & 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., 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., 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.;
  • 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
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • 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 (Dolnośląskie)
    • Rudawy Janowickie Mts
      • 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
  • 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.
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
Russia (TL)
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Ingoda River
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Khabarovskiy Kray
      • Badzhalski ore District
Pavel M. Kartashov data
  • Northern Caucasus Region
    • Kabardino-Balkarian Republic
      • 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.
  • 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
      • Caldbeck Fells
        • Carrock Fell
E.N.Zav'yalov & V.D.Begizov (1981) Zap. Vzes. Min. Obshch. 110. 594 and 633.; Cook, N. J., Ciobanu, C. L., Wagner, T., & 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 Viloyati (Navoi)
    • 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 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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