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About HäggiteHide

For synthetic häggite, Wu et al. (2009) suggest the formula V4O6(OH)4.
Specific Gravity:
3.51 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Named by H.T. Evans, Jr. and Mary E. Rose in 1958 in honor of Gunnar Hägg (14 December 1903, Stockholm, Sweden - 28 May 1986), chemist, crystallographer and professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
This page provides mineralogical data about Häggite.

Classification of HäggiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
H : V[5,6] Vanadates
E : Phyllovanadates

4 : Miscellaneous

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
12 : Oxides of V, Nb and Ta

Physical Properties of HäggiteHide

3.51 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of HäggiteHide

Very strong

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 15.6-11.9%.
Colour in reflected light:
Gray to dark gray

Chemical Properties of HäggiteHide


For synthetic häggite, Wu et al. (2009) suggest the formula V4O6(OH)4.

Crystallography of HäggiteHide

Crystal System:

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
4.80 Å(100)
4.05 Å(50)
3.51 Å(12)
3.02 Å(25)
2.44 Å(25)
1.959 Å(18)
1.815 Å(12)

Type Occurrence of HäggiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., USA.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of HäggiteHide

Other Language Names for HäggiteHide

Simplified Chinese:三水钒石
Traditional Chinese:三水釩石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
5 photos of Häggite associated with CalciteCaCO3
5 photos of Häggite associated with TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.HE.05MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
4.HE.10ShcherbinaiteV5+2O5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
4.HE.15HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
4.HE.15MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2OMon. 2/m
4.HE.20BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2OMon.
4.HE.20Bokite(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2OMon.
4.HE.20Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2OMon.
4.HE.20Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
4.HE.20Straczekite(Ca,K,Ba)(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 3H2OMon.
4.HE.30DoloresiteV4+3O4(OH)4Mon. 2/m
4.HE.35DuttoniteV4+O(OH)2Mon. 2/m
4.HE.40CavoiteCaV4+3O7Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.12.2 ScherbinaiteV5+2O5
7.12.5DuttoniteV4+O(OH)2Mon. 2/m
7.12.6DoloresiteV4+3O4(OH)4Mon. 2/m
7.12.7LenobliteV4+2O4 · 2H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
7.12.8NavajoiteFe3+V5+9O24 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.12.9VanoxiteV4+4V5+2O13 · 8H2O
7.12.10BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2OMon.
7.12.11Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2OMon.
7.12.12SimplotiteCaV4+4O9 · 5H2OMon.
7.12.13KyzylkumiteV3+Ti2O5(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.12.17MannarditeBa(Ti4+6V3+2)O16Tet. 4/m : I41/a
7.12.19CoulsoniteFe2+V3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
7.12.21VuorelaineniteMn2+V3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
7.12.23Kimrobinsonite(Ta,Nb)(OH)5-2x(O,CO3)x ; x near 1.2Iso.

Other InformationHide

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 HäggiteHide

Reference List:
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Evans, H.T., Mrose, M.E. (1958) The crystal structures of three new vanadium oxide minerals. Acta Crystallographica: 11: 56-58.
Fleischer, M. (1958) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 43: 378-387.
Evans, H.T., Mrose, M.E. (1960) A crystal chemistry study of the vanadium oxide minerals, häggite and doloresite. American Mineralogist: 45: 1144-1166.
Ryabeva, E.G., Dubakina, L.S., Gorshkov, A.A., Nekrasova, Z.Z., Taichkova, L.I., Khruleva, T.A. (1978) Häggite - new data. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 243: 1295-1297.
Fleischer, M., Pabst, A., Mandarino, J.A. (1980) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 65: 205-210.
Wu, C., Dai, J., Zhang, X., Yang, J., Xie, Y. (2009) Synthetic häggite V4O6(OH)4 nanobelts: Oxyhydroxide as a new catalog of smart electrical switch materials. Journal of the American Chemical Society: 131: 7218–7219.
Callegari, A.M., Boiocchi, M. (2015) Häggite from the Gambatesa mine, liguria, Italy: a refinement of the crystal structure. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen: 192: 33-38.

Internet Links for HäggiteHide

Localities for HäggiteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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.
  • La Rioja Province
    • Coronel Felipe Varela department
      • Guandacol
de Brodtkorb, M. K. (1982). Vanadium Oxides in the Urcal Deposit, Argentina. In Ore Genesis (pp. 221-229). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
  • Lower Saxony
    • Goslar District
      • Braunlage
        • St Andreasberg
Mücke, A., (1993): Die hydrothermale polymineralische Gangvererzung mit oxidischen Vanadiummineralien, Tucholith und Pechblende von der Grube Roter Bär, St. Andreasberg/Harz, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, 59-72
  • Liguria
    • Genoa
      • Ne
        • Reppia
          • Monte Copello
Balestra, C., Bracco, R., Armellino, G., Leporatti, C., Callegari, A.M., Boiocchi, M., Costa, E., Ciriotti, M.E. (2012): Aggiornamenti di mineralogia sistematica ligure. Nuove specie della Val Graveglia. Micro 2/2012, 56-65.
  • Almaty Region
    • Middle Ili River
      • Dzharkenskaya Depression
P.M. Kartashov data
  • Republic of Karelia
    • Zaonezhie peninsula
      • Velikaya Guba uran-vanadium deposit
P.M. Kartashov data
  • Colorado
    • Montrose Co.
      • Uravan Mining District
        • Paradox Valley
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • Nevada
    • Eureka Co.
      • Carlin Trend
        • Maggie Creek Mining Subdistrict
MinRec 26(5):449-469.
      • Lynn Mining District
        • Elko
Mineralogical Record 26:467
  • New Mexico
    • Cibola Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Am Min (1964) 49:1511-1526; Kittel, Kelley Melancon (1966) Uranium Deposits of the Grants Region. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook pp 173-183
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
    • McKinley Co.
NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region
Jeff Weismann
  • South Dakota
    • Fall River Co.
R&M 75:3 pp 156-169; USGS Bull 1063D
SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"; USGS Bull 1063D; USGS Bull 1063E
  • Utah
    • Grand Co.
      • Thompsons Mining District
        • Yellow Cat Mesa
          • Parco Mine Group
  • Wyoming
    • Crook Co.
      • Carlile
Am Min 45:1144-1166
      • Northern Black Hills Mining District
USGS Bull 1082J
  • Navoiy
    • Central Kyzylkum Region
      • Auminzatau Mountains
Pavel M. Kartashov data
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