Heretofore the nomenclature of axinites was very simple: the only name accepted by everybody was “axinite” itself, sometimes associated with the adjective “manganous”. Since most, if not all, axinites are manganous, we felt that this nomenclature was inadequate and could be improved by reintroducing some old names. The nomenclature here proposed has been approved prior to publication by the New Minerals and Mineral Name Commission of the IMA. In this discussion the following names are mentioned.

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