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
Crystal class Hexoctahedral (m3m)
H-M symbol: (4/m 3 2/m)
Space group Fd3m
Identification
Color Black
Crystal habit Massive, granular
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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