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Kiura mine (Shin-Kiura mine; Kiura emery mine), Saiki City, Oita prefecture, Kyushu Region, Japan
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Adachiite
Kiura mine, Saiki City, Oita prefecture, Kyushu Region, Japan

Photo: R. Tanaka
 
 
Tin mining began in the 16th or 17th century. Pyrometasomatic ore produced by Miocene granitic intrusion into Paleozoic sedimentary rock. Famous for its large scorodite crystals, impossible to obtain now. A vein of emery also occurred at this mine and emery has been commercially exploited.

Mineral List

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Adachiite (TL)
Allophane
Aragonite
Arseniosiderite
Arsenopyrite
Aurichalcite
'Axinite Group'
Bayldonite
Bendadaite
Beudantite
Bismuth
Calcite
Carminite
Cassiterite
Chalcopyrite
Conichalcite
Cornubite
Corundum
Corundum
var: Ruby

Diaspore
Diopside
Duftite
Ferrarisite
Ferrisymplesite
Feruvite ?
Fluorite
'Garnet'
Gold
Grossular
Guérinite
Hedenbergite
Hedleyite
Hemimorphite
Hercynite
Hydrocalumite
Karibibite
'Limonite'
Löllingite
Ludlockite
Malachite
Margarite
Meneghinite
Mimetite
Parasymplesite (TL)
Pharmacolite
Pharmacosiderite
Phaunouxite
Picropharmacolite
Pyrite
Pyromorphite
Pyrophanite
Quartz
Rhodonite
Scarbroite
Scheelite
Schneiderhöhnite
Schorl
Scorodite
Silver
Sphalerite
Spinel
Symplesite
Talc
Talmessite
Tellurobismuthite
Tyrolite
Vesuvianite
Vivianite
Wollastonite


91 entries listed. 65 valid minerals. 2 type localities (valid minerals).

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