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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 & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 46' North , 133° 26' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.7666666667, 133.433333333
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

88 entries listed. 80 valid minerals. 12 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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- 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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