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General Indite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe++In2S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 413.75 gm
   Indium  55.50 %  In
   Iron    13.50 %  Fe
   Sulfur  31.00 %  S
          ______ 
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+In2S4
Help on Environment: Environment: Of primary hydrothermal origin, replacing botryoidal cassiterite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1963
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Dzhalindin deposit, Little Khingan Ridge, Far Eastern Region, USSR. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the indium in its composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Indite Say INDITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 68412
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  Indite

Comments: Two metallic-gray grains of fresh indite in quartz associated with brown and creamy-colored cassiterite.
Location: Dzhalinda Sn Deposit, Malyi Khingan Range, Khabarovskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia. Scale: FOV is 3x2 mm.
© Pavel M. Kartashov

Indite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.62, Z = 8; V = 1,197.77 Den(Calc)= 4.59
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F d3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.2(1), 1.877(0.54), 2.043(0.38),
 

Physical Properties of Indite

Help on Color: Color: Iron black.
Help on Density: Density: 4.67
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black
 

Optical Properties of Indite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: White.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Indite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   26.30   
 420 nm   26.90 
 440 nm   27.70 
 460 nm   27.90 
 480 nm   28.00 
 500 nm   27.80 
 520 nm   27.20 
 540 nm   27.00 
 560 nm   26.60 
 580 nm   26.20 
 600 nm   25.90 
 620 nm   25.60 
 640 nm   25.40 
 660 nm   25.10 
 680 nm   24.80 
 700 nm   24.50 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Indite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Indite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.17 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Indite =4.59 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0051865407
Boson Index = 0.9948134593
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEIndite = 164.52 barns/electron
U=PEIndite x rElectron Density= 686.23 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Indite is Not Radioactive
 

Indite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.10.01.12 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.10)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=3:4
  (02.10.01)Linnaeite Group (Isometric: Fd3m)
 
02.10.01.01 Linnaeite CoCo2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.02 Carrollite Cu(Co,Ni)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.03 Fletcherite Cu(Ni,Co)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.04 Tyrrellite (Cu,Co,Ni)3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.05 Bornhardtite CoCo2Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.06 Siegenite (Ni,Co)3S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.07 Polydymite NiNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.08 Violarite FeNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.09 Trustedtite Ni3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.10 Greigite FeFe2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.11 Daubreelite FeCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.12 Indite FeIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.13 Kalininite ZnCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.14 Florensovite Cu(Cr1.5Sb0.5)S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.15 Cuproiridsite CuIr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.16 Cuprorhodsite CuRh2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.17 Malanite Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.18 Ferrorhodsite (Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.19 Cadmoindite! CdIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.DA.05 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.D - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 3:4 and 2:3
  02.DA -M:S = 3:4
 
02.DA.05 Bornhardtite CoCo2Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Florensovite Cu(Cr1.5Sb0.5)S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Carrollite Cu(Co,Ni)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Fletcherite Cu(Ni,Co)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Cuproiridsite CuIr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Cuprorhodsite CuRh2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Dayingite* CuCoPtS4 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Daubreelite FeCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Ferrorhodsite (Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Greigite FeFe2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Indite FeIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Linnaeite CoCo2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Kalininite ZnCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Malanite Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Polydymite NiNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Violarite FeNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Tyrrellite (Cu,Co,Ni)3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Siegenite (Ni,Co)3S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Xingzhongite (Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Trustedtite Ni3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Cadmoindite! CdIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Indite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Indite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Fe++In2S4
Dana No: 02.10.01.12 Strunz No: 02.DA.05
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