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Shakanai mine, Odate, Akita Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 18' 29'' North , 140° 34' 40'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.3083333333, 140.577777778
Other regions containing this locality:Asia


A lead-zinc deposit in stratiform "kuroko"-type ore (massive sulphide orebody deposited hydrothermally in the sea floor - similar to current "black smoker" environment) hosted in Miocene dacitic and basaltic volcanoclastics and dykes. Mine is now closed, but was once of interest for its content of rare elements, including Ge, In, Au.
One of the largest lead and zinc mines in Japan.

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References

- Shunso Ishihara and Yuji Endo (2007): Indium and other trace elements in volcanogenic massive sulfide ores from the Kuroko, Besshi and other types in Japan. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Japan 58(1/2), 7-22.
- 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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