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About HoeliteHide

Adolf Hoel in 1911
structural formula: (CH)4C2C(O)C(O)C2(CH4)2 or C4H4C2(CO)2C2C4H4
Crystal System:
Named after Adolf Hoel (1879–1964), Norwegian geologist and polar researcher. He led the expedition during which the mineral was found.
Chemically 9,10-anthraquinone (also known as anthracene-9,10-dione) - a diketone derivative of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon anthracene.

Classification of HoeliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

C : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
A : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals

4 : Miscellaneous

Chemical Properties of HoeliteHide


structural formula: (CH)4C2C(O)C(O)C2(CH4)2 or C4H4C2(CO)2C2C4H4

Crystallography of HoeliteHide

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IDSpeciesReferenceLinkYearLocalityPressure (GPa)Temp (K)
0009309HoelitePrakash A (1967) Refinement of the crystal structure of anthraquinone Acta Crystallographica 22 439-44019670293
0010586HoeliteMurty B V R (1960) Refinement of the structure of anthraquinone Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie 113 445-46519600293
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X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
7.69 Å(95)
6.16 Å(50)
3.84 Å(35)
3.79 Å(10)
3.52 Å(100)
3.36 Å(80)
3.14 Å(14)

Type Occurrence of HoeliteHide

Synonyms of HoeliteHide

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Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
2 photos of Hoelite associated with SulphurS8
1 photo of Hoelite associated with SalammoniacNH4Cl

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

10.CA.05RefikiteC20H32O2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
10.CA.20AbelsoniteNi(C31H32N4)Tric. 1 : P1
10.CA.25KladnoiteC6H4(CO)2NHMon. 2/m
10.CA.30Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)C10H12N8O8Orth.
10.CA.35UreaCO(NH2)2Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

32.1EvenkiteC21H44Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcm
32.3SimonelliteC19H24Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
32.6CarpathiteC24H12Mon. 2/m : P21/b
32.7RefikiteC20H32O2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
32.10KladnoiteC6H4(CO)2NHMon. 2/m
32.11AcetamideCH3CONH2Trig. 3m : R3c
32.13UreaCO(NH2)2Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m
32.15AbelsoniteNi(C31H32N4)Tric. 1 : P1

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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 HoeliteHide

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Hintze, Ergb. I (1938): 222.
Jehlička, J. , Žáček, V., Edwards, H.G.M., Shcherbakova, E. and Moroz, T. (2007): Raman spectra of organic compounds kladnoite (C6H4(CO2)NH) and hoelite (C14H8O2) - rare sublimation products crystallising on self-ignited coal heaps. Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 68, 1053-1057.

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Localities for HoeliteHide

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- 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.
Czech Republic
  • Central Bohemian Region
Zacek, V., Oplustil, S., Mayova, A. & Meyer, F. R. (1995): Die Mineralien von Kladno in Mittelböhmen, Tschechische Republik. Mineralien-Welt 6 (1), 13-30 (in German).
      • Libušin
Hyrsl J., Korbel P.; Tschechien & Slowakei, Mineralien und Fundstellen. Bode Verlag, 2008. Page 268-273
  • Hradec Králové Region
    • Trutnov District
      • Radvanice
Jirásek, J.: Thermal Changes of the Rocks in the Dump Pile of the Kateřina Colliery in Radvanice (Eastern Bohemia). Ostrava: VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Institute of Geological Engineering - 541, 2001. 69 p.
  • Saxony
    • Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
      • Freital
Thalheim, K.; Reichel, W. & Witzke, T. (1991): Die Minerale des Döhlener Beckens.- Schriften des Staatlichen Museums für Mineralogie und Geologie zu Dresden, Nr. 3
Norway (TL)
  • Svalbard
    • Spitsbergen
Oftedahl, I (1929): Minerals from the burning coal seam at Mt.Pyramide, Spitsbergen. (part II of Werenskiold, W.and Oftedal, I: A burning coal seam at Mt.Pyramide, Spitsbergen.] in Hoel, A, Editor): Det norske Videnskaps-Akademi i Oslo, Resultater av de norske statsunderstøttede Spitsbergenekspeditioner (Skrifter om Svalbard og Ishavet), Vol I, No 3, 9-14 + Plate 1
  • Silesian Voivodeship
    • Katowice City County
      • Wełnowiec
Fabiańska, M., Ciesielczuk, J., Misz-Kennan, M., Kruszewski, Ł. (2015): Rare organic minerals on self-heating coal waste dumps - the Wełnowiec case. Mineralogia Special Papers: 44: 116
    • Rybnik City County
Kruszewski, Ł., Fabiańska, M.J., Segit, T., Kusy, D., Motyliński, R., Ciesielczuk, J., Deput, E., (2019): Carbon-nitrogen compounds, alcohols, mercaptans, monoterpenes, acetates, aldehydes, ketones, SF6, PH3, and other fire gases in coal-mining waste heaps of Upper Silesian Coal Basin (Poland) – a re-investigation by means of in situ FTIR external database approach. Science of The Total Environment (in press)
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