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Crystal System:
Named in honor of Masaki Akaogi (赤荻正樹), Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan, for his "seminal contributions to experimental petrology, calorimetry, and mineralogy, including experimental characterization of high-pressure polymorphs of TiO2 relevant to planetary deep interiors."
A TiO2 polymorph with a baddeleyite-like structure, resulting from high pressure impact at a meteorite crater.

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Classification of AkaogiiteHide

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4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
0 :

Chemical Properties of AkaogiiteHide


Crystallography of AkaogiiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P1 21/c 1
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.606 Å, b = 4.986 Å, c = 4.933 Å
β = 99.17°
a:b:c = 0.924 : 1 : 0.989
Unit Cell V:
111.84 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Type Occurrence of AkaogiiteHide

Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
El Goresy, A., Dubrovinsky, L.S., Gillet, P., Graup, G., Chen, M. (2010) Akaogiite: An ultra-dense polymorph of TiO2 with seven-coordinated titanium, in shocked garnet gneisses from the Ries Crater, Germany. American Mineralogist: 95: 892-895.

Synonyms of AkaogiiteHide

Relationship of Akaogiite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
BaddeleyiteZrO2Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.D0.Achalaite(Fe2+,Mn)(Ti,Fe3+,Ta)(Nb,Ta)2O8Mon. 2/m : B2/b
4.D0.AndymcdonalditeFe2TeO6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm

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 AkaogiiteHide

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El Goresy, A., Dubrovinsky, L.S., Gillet, P., Graup, G., Chen, M. (2010) Akaogiite: An ultra-dense polymorph of TiO2 with seven-coordinated titanium, in shocked garnet gneisses from the Ries Crater, Germany. American Mineralogist: 95: 892-895.

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Localities for AkaogiiteHide

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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.
Germany (TL)
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Stuttgart Region
      • Ostalbkreis
        • Riesbürg
IMA website
  • Bavaria
    • Swabia
      • Donau-Ries District
        • Amerdingen
IMA website
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