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Hosokura Mine, Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 48' 29'' North , 140° 53' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.8083333333, 140.9
Other regions containing this locality:Asia


Ore extraction has now stopped at this lead-zinc-silver-cadmium mine, but it has become a mining-related amusement park. Epithermal veins; largest was 7 m wide, worked over a strike of 2 km, to a depth of 250 m. Mitsubishi still operates a smelter here. (1958 production: 11 tons Ag; ref.: Mining Annual Review (1985): 407).
One of the largest lead and zinc mines in Japan; closed in 1987.

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References

Urabe, T. (1977). Partition of cadmium and manganese between coexisting sphalerite and galena from some Japanese epithermal deposits. Mineralium Deposita, 12(3), 319-330.

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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