Mineral of the month: indium




Indium was discovered in Germany in 1863. Although it is a lustrous silver-white color, the finders named the new material for the “indigo” spectral lines the mineral created on the spectrograph. Indium ranks 61st in abundance in Earth’s crust and is about three times more abundant than silver or mercury.
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Title Mineral of the month: indium
Series title Geotimes
Volume 2004
Issue November
Year Published 2004
Language English
Publisher AGI
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
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