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Fuka mine, Fuka, Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho), Takahashi City, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan
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Latitude: 34°46'N
Longitude: 133°26'E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): 布賀鉱山, 岡山県 高梁市 備中町布賀
 
Underground mine for very pure calcite which was used by a toothpaste company, among others. Interesting species are in high-temperature, boron-bearing, extremely low-Fe calc-silicate skarn between calcite limestone orebody and igneous intrusives (monzonite).

Collecting strictly prohibited to everyone except researchers associated with Okayama University.

Mineral List

Afwillite
Andradite
var: Melanite
'Apophyllite'
Arsenopyrite
Baddeleyite
Baghdadite
Bakerite
Bicchulite (TL)
'Biotite'
Borcarite
Bornite
Brucite
Bultfonteinite
Buryatite
Cahnite
Calciborite
Calcite
Calzirtite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Charlesite
Clinotobermorite (TL)
Conichalcite
Cuspidine
Diopside
Epidote
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Foshagite
Frolovite
Fukalite (TL)
Gehlenite
'Grandite'
Grossular
Hematite
Henmilite (TL)
Hexahydroborite
Hillebrandite
'Hydrogrossular'
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Inyoite
Jennite
Johnbaumite
Kilchoanite
Kinoite
Kusachiite (TL)
Löllingite
Morimotoite (TL)
Nepheline
Nifontovite
Numanoite (TL)
Okayamalite (TL)
Olshanskyite
Oyelite (TL)
Parasibirskite (TL)
Pentahydroborite
Perovskite
Plombièrite
Prehnite
Pyrite
Rankinite
Scawtite
Schorlomite
Shimazakiite (TL)
Sibirskite
Sillénite
Solongoite
Spurrite
Stringhamite
Takedaite (TL)
Talnakhite
Tenorite
Tetrahedrite
Thaumasite
Tilleyite
Titanite
Tobermorite
Uralborite
Vesuvianite
Vivianite
Wollastonite
'Wollastonite-7Å'
'Wollastonite-7T'
Xonotlite
Zálesíite
Zircon


87 entries listed. 79 valid minerals. 12 type localities (valid minerals). 1 erroneous literature entry.

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References

- Mineralogical Journal of Japan (1977): 8, 374-381.
- Journal of the Mineralogical Society of Japan (1980): 14: 314-322.
- American Mineralogist (1986): 71: 1234-1239.
- Mineralogical Magazine (1995): 59: 549-552.
- Mineralogical Record (1996): 27: 303.
I. Kusachi, Y. Takechi, C. Henmi and S. Kobayashi (1998) Parasibirskite, a New Mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine 62:521-525.
- American Mineralogist (1999): 84: 686.
- Lapis 2002(11), 12.
- Tanaka, T., Minakawa, T., Kusachi, I. and Tanabe, M. (2009): Bi-bearing and REE-free zálesíite from the Fuka mine, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104, 164-167.
- Kusachi, I.; Kobayashi, S.; Takechi, Y.; Nakamuta, Y.; Nagase, T.; Yokoyama, K.; Momma, K.; Miyawaki, R.; Shigeoka, M.; Matsubara, S. (2013): Shimazakiite-4M and shimazakiite-4O, Ca2B2O5, two polytypes of a new mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 93-10.

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