NAME ORIGIN: For the Akhtensk deposit, Russia, where it was first noted.
Akimotoite (Mg,Fe)SiO3 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
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 relationships in the system (Mg,Fe)2 SiO4 at mantle conditions.
NAME ORIGIN: For the Mexican type locality at Alamos. LOCALITY: From Mexico, in Sonora, at Alamos, and the San Pascual mine, Zimpan, Hidalgo. In the USA, from Arizona, in the Mammoth-St. Anthony mine, at Tiger, Pinal Co., the Lucky Cuss mine, Tombstone, Cochise Co., and the Rawhide mine, Artillery Mountains, Maricopa Co. As exceptional crystal groups from Tsumeb, Namibia.
NAME ORIGIN: To honor Dr. John T. Alfors (1930- ), geologist, California Division of Mines, for his work on the type locality. LOCALITY: From Big Creek and Rush Creek, Fresno Co., and on Trumbull Peak, near Incline, Marisopa Co., California, USA.