Meaning of AKIMOTOITE in English

AKIMOTOITE

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

(Mg,Fe)SiO3

Composition:

(Molecular Weight = 108.27 gm)

Magnesium 16.84 % Mg

Iron 12.89 % Fe

Silicon 25.94 % Si

Oxygen 44.33 % O

Empirical Formula:

Mg0.75Fe2+0.25SiO3

Environment:

Found in fragments within veins of shock-induced melt. A member of the Ilmenite group. Dimorphic relationship with enstatite and clinoenstatite.

IMA Status:

Proposed IMA 1998

Locality:

Tenham chondritic meteorite, which fell in 1879 in South Gregory, Queensland, Australia.

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

Physical Properties:

Color:

colorless.

Diaphaniety:

Transparent

Luster:

Vitreous (Glassy)

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