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Kosaka mine, Kosaka, Akita Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan

Latitude: 40°20'50"N
Longitude: 140°46'0"E
Kuroko-type massive sulphide deposit. Also the site of one of the most important ore smelters in Japan, which treated Kuroko-type ores also from other mines in addition to the Kosaka mine. Discovered in 1861 and mined from 1884 until 1974.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Acanthite
Albite
Baryte
Bornite
Calcite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Covellite
Cristobalite
Dolomite
Galena
Gold
Gypsum
var: Alabaster
Kaolinite
'K Feldspar'
Magnesite
Meneghinite
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
var: Sericite

Pyrite
Quartz
var: Jasper
Siderite
'Smectite Group'
Sphalerite
Sulvanite
Tennantite
Tetrahedrite
Vaesite
Villamaninite


42 entries listed. 27 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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References

- Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.

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