Dzhalindite

Dzhalindite is a rare indium hydroxide mineral discovered in Siberia. Its chemical formula is In(OH)3. It is an isometric-diploidal yellow-brown mineral containing hydrogen, indium, and oxygen.

It was first described in 1963 for an occurrence in the Dzhalinda tin deposit, Malyi Khingan Range, Khabarovskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.

General Information

  • Category: Oxide mineral
  • Formula: In(OH)3
  • Crystal system: Cubic
  • Crystal class: Diploidal (m3)

Properties

  • Color: Yellow-brown; light yellow in transmitted light; dark gray in the reflected light
  • Crystal habit: Massive
  • Mohs scale hardness: 4 – 4.5
  • Diaphaneity: Transparent to subopaque
  • Specific gravity: 4.38
  • Optical properties: Isotropic

Occurrence

Generally Dzhalindite found in Dzhalinda Sn deposit, Malyi Khingan Range, Siberia, Russia. It has also been reported from Mount Pleasant, New Brunswick, Canada; the Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin, US; in the Mangabeira tin deposit, Goiás, Brazil; Attica, mines of the Lavrion District, Greece; Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany; the Krušné Hory Mountains of Bohemia, Czech Republic; the Chubu Region, Honshu Island, Japan; and the Arashan Massif of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

 

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