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Akimotoite Mineral Data

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General Akimotoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 108.27 gm
   Magnesium  16.84 %  Mg   27.92 % MgO
   Iron       12.89 %  Fe   16.59 % FeO
   Silicon    25.94 %  Si   55.49 % SiO2
   Oxygen     44.33 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg0.75Fe2+0.25SiO3
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in fragments within veins of shock-induced melt. A member of the Ilmenite group. Dimorphic relationship with enstatite and clinoenstatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Tenham chondritic meteorite, which fell in 1879 in South Gregory, Queensland, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: 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 relati onships in the system (Mg,Fe)2 SiO4 at
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Akimotoite + Pronunciation Say AKIMOTOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1997-044