Indite

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Indite
General
Category Sulfide mineral
Thiospinel group
Spinel structural group
Formula
(repeating unit)
FeIn2S4
Strunz classification 2.DA.05
Dana classification 02.10.01.12
Crystal system Cubic
Hexoctahedral class
Identification
Color Black
Crystal habit Massive, granular
Crystal symmetry Cubic
Point group: m3m
Space group: Fd3m
Mohs scale hardness 5
Luster Metallic
Diaphaneity Opaque
Specific gravity 4.67
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Indite is an extremely rare indium-iron sulfide mineral, found in Siberia. Its chemical formula is FeIn2S4.

It occurs as replacement of cassiterite in hydrothermal deposits. It is associated with dzhalindite, cassiterite and quartz.[1][2] It was first described in 1963 for an occurrence in the Dzhalinda tin deposit, Malyi Khingan Range, Khabarovskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.[4]

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