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Chichibu mining district (Chichibu mine), Nakatsugawa, Ohtaki-mura, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, Kanto Region, Honshu Island, Japan
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Hydroxylellestadite
Chichibu mining district, Nakatsugawa, Ohtaki-mura, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, Kanto Region, Honshu Island, Japan

Photo: 2008, JGW
Latitude: 36°1'20"N
Longitude: 138°49'0"E
 
 
Located in western Saitama Prefecture, West of Chichibu City. This mine contains two ore bodies: The Doshinkubo and the Hashikakezawa.

This district produced the first copper mined in Japan, in the year 707 C.E., early in the reign of Empress Gemmei.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Actinolite
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Andorite'
Andradite
var: Demantoid
Ankerite
Arsenolite
Arsenopyrite
Axinite-(Fe)
'Axinite Group'
Baryte
Berthierine
'Bindheimite'
'Biotite'
Boulangerite
Bournonite
Bustamite
Calcite
Cerussite
Chalcopyrite
'Chert'
Chlorapatite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Clinozoisite
Clintonite
Datolite
Diopside
Dolomite
Epidote
Eulytine
Freibergite
Galena
'Garnet'
Gold
Grossular
Hedenbergite
Hematite
Hisingerite
'Hornblende'
Hydroxylellestadite (TL)
Ilmenite
Ilvaite
Jamesonite
Johannsenite
Kaňkite
'Limonite'
Magnetite
Marialite
Mimetite
Nsutite
Pyrite
Pyromorphite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Ranciéite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Semseyite
Serpierite
Siderite
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
var: Marmatite
Spinel
Szaibélyite
Tephroite
Theisite
Todorokite ?
Vesuvianite
Wollastonite
Wulfenite
Zinkenite


98 entries listed. 61 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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.

Hirotomo, U. (1986). Chemical Composition of Magnetite from the Hydrothermal Alteration Zone of Quartz Diorite Bodies, Chichibu Mining Area, Japan. Rock Magnetism and Paleogeophysics, 13, 60.

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