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Takatama mine (Takadama), Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 30' 25'' North , 140° 17' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.50694,140.29722
GeoHash:G#: xnev2ecmf
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Miocene epithermal gold-silver veins. Kaolin is also exploited (from the hydrothermally altered wall rock).
1958 production: 376 Kg Au (average 6.1g per ton of ore); 3,728 Kg Ag (average 61g/t) (Geology and Mineral Resources of Japan, Geological Survey of Japan, 1960).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
Aguilarite
Formula: Ag4SeS
Reference: Econ Geol (1985) 80:1415-1424
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Econ Geol (1985) 80:1415-1424
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Econ Geol (1985) 80:1415-1424
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: Econ Geol (1985) 80:1415-1424
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Geological Survey of Japan, 1960.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Naumannite
Formula: Ag2Se
Reference: Econ Geol (1985) 80:1415-1424
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1985) 80:1415-1424
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: James Zigras specimen
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Econ Geol (1985) 80:1415-1424
Tosudite
Formula: Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
Reference: Shimoda S. (1969) New data for Tosudite, - Clays and Clay Miner., 17(3), p. 179-184.; Gaines et al. 1997, Dana's System of Mineralogy.
Tosudite var: Lithium Tosudite
Formula: Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
Reference: Shimoda S. (1969) New data for Tosudite, - Clays and Clay Miner., 17(3), p. 179-184.; Gaines et al. 1997, Dana's System of Mineralogy.
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Reference: Kojiro, T. et al (2001) Suisyou, 14, #1, 64-66

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Aguilarite'2.BA.55Ag4SeS
'Hessite'2.BA.60Ag2Te
Naumannite2.BA.55Ag2Se
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
'Chlorargyrite'3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Wavellite8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Tosudite9.EC.60Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
var: Lithium Tosudite9.EC.60Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Aguilarite2.4.1.3Ag4SeS
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Naumannite2.4.1.2Ag2Se
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Tosudite71.4.2.4Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Tosudite
var: Lithium Tosudite
-Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Tosudite (var: Lithium Tosudite)Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
H TosuditeNa0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
OOxygen
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Tosudite (var: Lithium Tosudite)Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O TosuditeNa0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
NaSodium
Na Tosudite (var: Lithium Tosudite)Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
Na TosuditeNa0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Tosudite (var: Lithium Tosudite)Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
Mg TosuditeNa0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Tosudite (var: Lithium Tosudite)Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
Al TosuditeNa0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Tosudite (var: Lithium Tosudite)Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TosuditeNa0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
PPhosphorus
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AguilariteAg4SeS
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SeSelenium
Se AguilariteAg4SeS
Se NaumanniteAg2Se
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag AguilariteAg4SeS
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag NaumanniteAg2Se
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
TeTellurium
Te HessiteAg2Te
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Holocene - Neogene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185824
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-intermediate volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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