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Ikadazu mine (Ikadatsu mine), Ikadazu, Niihama City, Ehime, Japani
Regional Level Types
Ikadazu mine (Ikadatsu mine)Mine
Ikadazu- not defined -
Niihama CityCity
EhimePrefecture
JapanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 49' 58'' North , 133° 22' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Niihama123,059 (2017)15.9km
Saijō58,823 (2017)20.7km
Kawanoechō37,641 (2017)27.2km
Ino24,123 (2017)31.8km
Kochi335,570 (2017)34.4km


A copper mine located near Niihama. Located in the Sambagawa metamorphic belt. Closed 1973. Produced a total of 2.4 million tons of crude ore grading at 1.6% Cu, along with minor mercury and pyrites (for sulphur).

Regions containing this locality

AsiaContinent
Amur PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Kase, K. (1986). Tellurian tennantite from the Besshi-type deposits in the Sambagawa metamorphic belt, Japan. Can. Mineral, 24, 399-404.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Shunso Ishihara and Yuji Endo (2007): Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Japan 58(1/2), 7-22.; Kase, K. (1986). Tellurian tennantite from the Besshi-type deposits in the Sambagawa metamorphic belt, Japan. Can. Mineral, 24, 399-404.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com/japan.htm
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Kase, K. (1986). Tellurian tennantite from the Besshi-type deposits in the Sambagawa metamorphic belt, Japan. Can. Mineral, 24, 399-404.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Shunso Ishihara and Yuji Endo (2007): Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Japan 58(1/2), 7-22.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com/japan.htm
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: Dr. Yohachiro Okamoto collection (conserved by the Geological Survey of Japan)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Kase, K. (1986). Tellurian tennantite from the Besshi-type deposits in the Sambagawa metamorphic belt, Japan. Can. Mineral, 24, 399-404.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Description: Tellurian variety.
Reference: Kase, K. (1986). Tellurian tennantite from the Besshi-type deposits in the Sambagawa metamorphic belt, Japan. Can. Mineral, 24, 399-404.
Tennantite var: Tellurian Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Te)4S13
Reference: Kase, K. (1986). Tellurian tennantite from the Besshi-type deposits in the Sambagawa metamorphic belt, Japan. Can. Mineral, 24, 399-404.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
var: Tellurian Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Te)4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Tennantite
var: Tellurian Tennantite
-Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Te)4S13

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S Tennantite (var: Tellurian Tennantite)Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Te)4S13
MnManganese
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Tennantite (var: Tellurian Tennantite)Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Te)4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu Tennantite (var: Tellurian Tennantite)Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Te)4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Tennantite (var: Tellurian Tennantite)Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Te)4S13
AsArsenic
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
As Tennantite (var: Tellurian Tennantite)Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Te)4S13
TeTellurium
Te Tennantite (var: Tellurian Tennantite)Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Te)4S13
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Triassic - Late Paleozoic
201.3 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3189408
Paleozoic-Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (201.3 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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