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About HoganiteHide

Cu(CH3COO)2 · H2O
Bluish green
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Graham P. Hogan (b. 1957), of Broken Hill, Australia, miner and collector who found the first specimens.
A very rare naturally formed copper acetate.
See also the associated paceite.

Classification of HoganiteHide


A : Salts of organic acids
A : Formates, Acetates, etc.

Physical Properties of HoganiteHide

Bluish green
pale blue

Chemical Properties of HoganiteHide

Cu(CH3COO)2 · H2O

Crystallography of HoganiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.845 Å, b = 8.528 Å, c = 13.197 Å
β = 117.08(3)°
a:b:c = 1.623 : 1 : 1.547
Unit Cell V:
1,387.35 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of HoganiteHide

Synonyms of HoganiteHide

Other Language Names for HoganiteHide

Simplified Chinese:霍根石
Traditional Chinese:霍根石

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

10.AA.10DashkovaiteMg(HCOO)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
10.AA.20AcetamideCH3CONH2Trig. 3m : R3c
10.AA.25CalclaciteCa(CH3COO)Cl · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
10.AA.30PaceiteCaCu(CH3COO)4 · 6H2OTet.

Other InformationHide

Thermal Behaviour:
Step 1 between 83 and 95°C
Step 2 at 222°C
Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for HoganiteHide

Reference List:
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Hibbs, D.E., Kolitsch, U., Leverett, P., Sharpe, J.L., and Williams, P.A. (2002) Hoganite and Paceite, two new acetate minerals from the Potosi mine, Broken Hill, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine: 66: 459-464.
Frost, Ray L. and Musumeci, Anthony W. (2007) A spectroscopic and thermoanalytical study of the mineral Hoganite. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy: 67(1): 48-57.

Internet Links for HoganiteHide

Localities for HoganiteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia (TL)
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill district
        • Broken Hill
D. E. Hibbs, U. Kolitsch, P. Leverett, J. L. Sharpe and P. A. Williams (2002): Hoganite and paceite, two new acetate minerals from the Potosi mine, Broken Hill, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 66, 459-464.
  • Drâa-Tafilalet
    • Tinghir Province
      • Alnif County
        • Alnif
Joan Rosell;
In the collection of Brent Thorne. Acquired from Joy Desor. EDS and XRD analyzed.
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Dragoon Mts
        • Turquoise Mining District (Courtland-Gleeson Mining District)
Verified at the U. of Arizona; (comment at bottom)
  • Michigan
    • Houghton Co.
      • Centennial
In the collection of Brent Thorne. Collected by David Schuder. PXRD by Tony Kampf. Jason Smith label.
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