Found in fragments within veins of shock-induced melt. A member of the Ilmenite group. Dimorphic relationship with enstatite and clinoenstatite.
Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Tenham chondritic meteorite, which fell in 1879 in South Gregory, Queensland, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
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