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|May contain minor Al.|
|Name:||Named after Syun-iti Akimoto (b. 1925), of the Institute of Geophysics and Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, specialist in high-pressure research, especially on phase relationships in the system (Mg,Fe)2SiO4 at mantle conditions.|
Classification of Akimotoite
|IMA status:||Approved 1997|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||4/C.05-05|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||4.CB.05|
4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
C : Metal: Oxygen = 2: 3,3: 5, and similar
B : With medium-sized cations
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Type Occurrence of Akimotoite
|Type Locality:||Tenham meteorite, Tenham Station, South Gregory, Charters Towers Region, Queensland, Australia|
Physical Properties of Akimotoite
Crystallography of Akimotoite
Chemical Properties of Akimotoite
May contain minor Al.
|Simplified for copy/paste:||(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3|
|Essential elements:||Mg, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Fe, Mg, O, Si|
Relationship of Akimotoite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
Other Names for Akimotoite
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Akimotoite
Tomioka, N. and Fujino, K. (1999) Akimotoite, (Mg,Fe)SiO3, a new silicate mineral of the ilmenite group in the Tenham chondrite. American Mineralogist: 84: 267-271.
Miyajima, N., El Goresy, A., Dupas-Bruzek, C., Seifert, F., Rubie, D.C., Chen, M., Xie, X. (2007): Ferric iron in Al-bearing akimotoite coexisting with iron-nickel metal in a shock-melt vein in an L-6 chondrite. American Mineralogist, 92, 1545-1549.
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Localities for Akimotoite
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Locality Updated: Ametista do Sul, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilFrom Paul De Bondt, 18th Dec 2014 14:13:04