Characteristics and historyEdit
Indurite, in its most stable form, has an atomic mass of 322, and was discovered by the Federation for the first time through contact with the Skorr civilization. This metal is part of the trans-uranic series of heavy elements. (ST reference: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual)
In real-life science, element 124 has yet to be discovered. A placeholder name based on its number, "unbiquadium", has been suggested to document the possible existence of this substance. Some models of theoretical science have stated that heavy elements on this scale may be impossible to synthesize or reproduce, and cannot exist in nature. Subspace science mentioned in Star Trek may account for the contradiction of this being a resource on other worlds.
- TAS episode & Star Trek Log Five novelization: The Jihad
- ST reference: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual
- DS9 - Prophecy and Change short story: "... Loved I Not Honor More"
- TTN novel: Over a Torrent Sea