Axinite was named by R.J.Haüy in 1797. The name origins from the greek word axina (axe), referring to the common shapes of its crystals. In the axinite group we distinguish these minerals depending on what materials do they contain, (Fe) ferro-axinite, (Mg), (Mn) axinites and tinzenite. It has flat, tabular or wedge shaped crystals, but can be massive. Usually can be found in contact metamorphic limestone. It has piezoelectric properties. Localities: France, Russia, Pakistan, USA, Japan, Mexico, Tanzania etc.