Mineral Information and Data:

Idaite
Cu3FeS4 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for the locality: Ida mine, Khan, and Tsumeb, Namibia.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1958) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
02.09.14.01  
  (02) Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.09) where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
  (02.09.14)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
02.CB.15a
  (02) Sulfides
  (02.C) Metal Sulfides, M:S = 1:1 (and similar)
  (02.CB) With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, etc.
  
Crystal system: Hexagonal System
Point group (H-M): 6/mmm (or 6/m 2/m 2/m) — dihexagonal-dipyramidal
  
  
  

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