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Arvid Gustav Högbom
Adamantine, Metallic
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Named in 1916 by Axel Olof Gavelin in honor of Arvid Gustav Högbom [January 11, 1857 Vännäs, Västerbotten, Sweden - January 19, 1940 Uppsala Cathedral Parish, Uppsala County, Sweden], professor of mineralogy and geology, University of Uppsala, Sweden. Högbom collaborated with Nobel Price winner, Svante Arrhenius. Högbom worked on the origin and consequences of atmospheric carbon, the deposition of limestone and its affect on the carbon dioxide budget, and research into the formation of continental ice sheets.
Originally described from Ruoutevare, Kvikkjokk, Lappland, Sweden.

Synonymous with unspecified members of the Högbomite Group.

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Classification of HögbomiteHide


11 : Miscellaneous

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
9 : Oxides of Ti

Physical Properties of HögbomiteHide

Adamantine, Metallic
6½ on Mohs scale
On {0001}; also indistinct cleavage (or parting ?) parallel to a rhombohedron.
3.81 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of HögbomiteHide

Uniaxial (-)
Colour in reflected light:
o = dark golden brown
E = light golden brown

Chemical Properties of HögbomiteHide


Crystallography of HögbomiteHide

Crystal System:
Crystals rare thick to thin tabular on {0001}.
1. On {0001}, repeated at times. 2. Probably on a rhombohedron.

Synonyms of HögbomiteHide

Other Language Names for HögbomiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Spinel2 photos of Högbomite associated with Spinel on
Corundum2 photos of Högbomite associated with Corundum on

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.9.2RutileTiO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
7.9.3AnataseTiO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
7.9.4BrookiteTiO2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.9.5GeikieliteMgTiO3Trig. 3 : R3
7.9.6PerovskiteCaTiO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.9.8TausoniteSrTiO3Iso. 4 3m
7.9.9CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38Trig. 3 : R3
7.9.13PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3Trig. 3 : R3
7.9.14IwakiiteMn2+Fe3+2O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
7.9.15IlmeniteFe2+TiO3Trig. 3 : R3
7.9.16PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.9.21Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.9.24CafetiteCaTi2O5 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.9.29AnkangiteBa(Ti,V3+,Cr)8O16Tet. 4/m : I4/m
7.9.30Ecandrewsite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)TiO3Trig. 3 : R3
7.9.31LandauiteNaMnZn2(Ti,Fe)6Ti12O38Trig. 3 : R3

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 HögbomiteHide

Reference List:
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Gavelin (1916), Bull. Geol. Inst. Upsala: 15: 289.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 723-724.
Armbruster, T. (2002) Revised nomenclature of högbomite, nigerite, and taaffeite minerals.- Eur. Journ. Mineralogy 14, 389-395.

Internet Links for HögbomiteHide

Localities for HögbomiteHide

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.
  • Northern Territory
    • Central Desert Region
Neues Jahrb Mineral Monatsh1:15-35. (1976)
Wilson, A. F. (1977) A zincian högbomite and some other högbomites from the Strangways Range, Central Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, Vol.41, pp. 337-44.
Wilson, A. F. (1977) A zincian högbomite and some other högbomites from the Strangways Range, Central Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, Vol.41, pp. 337-44.
Wilson, A. F. (1977). A zincian hogbomite and some other hogbomites from the Strangways Range, Central Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 41, 337-44.
  • South Australia
    • Flinders Ranges
      • North Flinders Ranges
        • Arkaroola Region (Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary; Arkaroola Station)
Mineralogical Magazine, 1980, 43:575-577.
AmMin 73:651-656
  • Ontario
    • Lanark Co.
      • Bathurst Township
Col. Quintin Wight specimens
    • Thunder Bay District
      • Gemmell Township; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology Volume 101, Number 3 / March, 1989 Pages 350-360; Can Mineral 1982 20: 549-553.
  • Tibet Autonomous Region
    • Lhasa Prefecture
      • Qüxü Co. (Qushui Co.)
Changbi Li (1991): Tibet Geology 2(1), 75-85
  • Eastern Finland Region
Hölttä, P. & Paavola, J. 1988.The Varpaisjärvi-Iisalmi area. In: Pajunen, M. (toim.) International Geological Correlation Programme. Project 235 "Metamorphism and Geodynamics". Excurcion in Finland 15.6.-19.6.1988. Geologian tutkimuskeskus opas 21, 13-18.
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Maroldsweisach
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Bodenmais
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • Thraki Department (Thrace; Thracia)
    • Komotini Prefecture (Rodopi; Rhodope)
      • Thermes
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1994, 6, pp. 733-738.
  • Sermersooq
    • Nuuk (Godthåb)
Petersen, O. V. & Secher, K. (1993): The Minerals of Greenland. Mineralogical Record 24 (2): 1-67
Ackermand, D., Windley, B.F., Herd R.K. (1983): Magnesian Högbomite in a Sapphirine-bearing rock from the Fiskenaesset region, W. Greenland, Mineralogical Magazine, Vol. 47, 555-561
  • Karnataka
Sunder Raju, P.V., and Babu, E. (2010): Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2010.
  • Tamil Nadu
    • Tiruchirapalli District
      • Ellammankovilpatti
Grew, E. S., Abraham, K., and Medenbach, O., 1987, Ti-poor hoegbomite in kornerupine-cordierite-sillimanite rocks from Ellammankovilpatti, Tamil Nadu, India, CONTRIBUTIONS TO MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY, v. 95, (1), 21-31.
  • Co. Galway
    • Connemara
      • Toombeola
Duncan McKie (1963) The Högbomite Polytypes. Mineralogical Magazine vol. 33, n° 262, 563-580.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth Supplementary List of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177.
  • Aosta Valley
    • Valtournanche Valley
      • Torgnon
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valchiavenna
        • Novate Mezzola
AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
      • Valtellina
        • Malenco Valley
          • Chiesa in Valmalenco
            • Sissone Valley
AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
  • Akmola Province (Aqmola Oblysy; Akmolinskaya Oblast')
Hwang, S. L., Shen, P., Chu, H. T., & Yui, T. F. (2006). A new occurrence and new data on akdalaite, a retrograde mineral from UHP Whiteschist, Kokchetav Massif, Northern Kazakhstan. International Geology Review, 48(8), 754-764.
  • Aust-Agder
    • Froland
Visser, D. et al. (1999) "The occurrence of preiswerkite in a tourmaline-biotite-scapolite rock from Blengsvatn, Norway", American Mineralogist, Volume 84, pages 977–982.
    • Tvedestrand
Kihle, 1989: Polymetamorphic Evolution of the Cordierite-bearing metapelites of Bamble-sector, SE Norway. Thesis, Univ. Oslo
Visser, D., Thijssen, P.H.M. & Schumacher J.C.(1992) Högbomite in sapphirine-bearing rocks from the Bamble Sector, south Norway. Mineralogical Magazine 56: 343-351
      • Snaresund
Visser, D., Thijissen, P.H.M. & Schumacher J.C.(1992) Högbomite in sapphirine-bearing rocks from the Bamble Sector, south Norway. Mineralogical Magazine 56: 343-351
  • Møre og Romsdal
    • Nesset
Schetelig, J. (1918): Høgbomit i norsk jernmalm. Norsk Geologisk Tidskrift. 4, 249-253.
    • Norddal
      • Tafjord
Gjelsvik, T. (1957): Geochemical and mineralogical investigations of titaniferous iron ores, west coast of Norway. Econonomic Geology. 52, 482-498 (p. 488)
  • Sogn og Fjordane
    • Fjaler
      • Hellevika
Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p. 66.
  • Podlaskie
    • Suwałki District
      • Suwałki Massif
Kozlowski A & Wiszniewska J: (2001) The Nelsonite problem: the origin by melt immiscibility. in Abstracts – GEODE field workshop 8-12th July 2001 on ilmenite deposits in the Rogaland anorthosite province, S. Norway.
  • Suceava Co.
    • Suceava district
      • Iacobeni (Jakobeny; Jacobeny; Jakabfalva)
South Africa
  • KwaZulu-Natal Province
    • Zululand District
Minerals of South Africa
  • Limpopo Province
    • Murchison Range
      • Gravelotte
        • Letaba
Minerals of South Africa
Minerals of South Africa
  • Northern Cape Province
    • Namakwa District (Namaqualand)
      • Aggeneys
Minerals of South Africa
  • Dalarna
    • Ludvika
  • Lappland
    • Jokkmokk
      • Kvikkjokk
Gavelin A. (1916) Über Högbomit. Bulletin of the Geological Institute of Upsala 15, 289-316
  • Ticino (Tessin)
    • Arbedo-Castione
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 216.
  • Dodoma Region
    • Kongwa District
      • Kongwa
  • Colorado
    • Chaffee Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    • Gilpin Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
  • New York
    • Westchester Co.
      • Cortlandt Township
Van King
  • North Carolina
    • Macon Co.
      • Cowee Valley
        • Ellijay District
          • Franklin
Gerald M.Friedman, Sept 27, 1951, Study Of Hogbomite
Mineral Data Publishing , Version # 1, 2001 -2005
  • Virginia
    • Henry Co.
Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    • Pittsylvania Co.
Dana 7:694
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