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General Hoganite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu(CH3COO)2•H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 201.35 gm
   Iron       0.28 %  Fe
   Copper    31.56 %  Cu
   Hydrogen   3.95 %  H
   Carbon    23.92 %  C
   Oxygen    40.29 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C4.01H7.9O5.07CuFe2+0.01
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in a gossen in contact with decaying leaf litter.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Potosi open pit, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Graham P. Hogan (1957-) who collected the mineral.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-029

Hoganite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.6234:1:1.5474
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 13.845, b = 8.528, c = 13.197, Z = 8; beta = 117.1° V = 1,387.10 Den(Calc)= 1.93
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 6.921(1)(011), 5.87(0.9), 3.532(0.28)(202,402),6.176(0.14)(200), 3.592(0.11)(122), 2.278(0.1), 5.38(0.1),

Physical Properties of Hoganite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect, {110} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Bluish green.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Conchoidal - Very brittle fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Habit: Habit: Water Soluble - Water soluble mineral.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1.5 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: pale blue

Optical Properties of Hoganite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.533, b=1.541, g=1.554, bire=0.0210, 2V(Calc)=78, 2V(Meas)=85. Dispersion medium, r < v.

Calculated Properties of Hoganite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.95 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Hoganite =1.93 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0028893983
Boson Index = 0.9971106017
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEHoganite = 13.40 barns/electron
U=PEHoganite x rElectron Density= 26.14 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Hoganite is Not Radioactive

Hoganite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (50)Salts of Organic Acids
  (50.02)(Mellitates, Citrates, Cyanates, and Acetates)
  (50.02.07)Hoganite Group Hoganite! Cu(CH3COO)2•H2O C 2/c 2/m Paceite! CaCu(CH3COO)4•6(H2O) I 4/m 4/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 10.AA.35 10 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
  10.A - Salts of Organic Acids
  10.AA -Formates, Acetates, etc.
10.AA.35 Hoganite! Cu(CH3COO)2•H2O C 2/c 2/m

Other Hoganite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, Vol 88, p 476) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, Vol 88, p 476) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, Vol 88, p 476)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Hoganite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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