One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Shepard (1804–1886). From German Achmatit from achmat- (in a German transliteration of Russian Axmatovskaja kop' lit. ‘Achmatov mine’, the name of a mine in the Kusinskiy district in the Ural Mountains, Russia, named after its founder P. E. Axmatov) + -it.
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