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Mikawa mine, Aga-machi (Higashi-Kanbara-gun), Niigata, Japani
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Mikawa mineMine
Aga-machi (Higashi-Kanbara-gun)- not defined -
NiigataPrefecture
JapanCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):三川鉱山, 新潟県 東蒲原郡 阿賀町
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° North , 139° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~31km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Copper-lead-zinc mine in NE central Niigata; now closed.

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Okhotsk PlateTectonic Plate
Honshu Island, JapanIsland

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


26 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Minerals in Japan, p. 251 (Field Best Encyclopedia, vol. 15)
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
Beaverite-(Cu)
Formula: Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Minerals in Japan, p. 251 (Field Best Encyclopedia, vol. 15)
Beaverite-(Zn) (TL)
Formula: Pb(Fe3+2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
Type Locality:
Reference: Eriko SATO, Izumi NAKAI, Yasuko TERADA, Yukiyasu TSUTSUMI, Kazumi YOKOYAMA, Ritsuro MIYAWAKI and Satoshi MATSUBARA (2008): Study of Zn-bearing beaverite Pb(Fe2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6 obtained from Mikawa mine, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 103, 141-144; Sato, E., Nakai, I., Terada, Y., Tsutsumi, Y., Yokoama, K., Miyawaki, R., Matsubara, S. (2011): Beaverite-(Zn), Pb(Fe2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6, a new member of the alunite group, from Mikawa Mine, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 375-378.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Minerals in Japan, p. 251 (Field Best Encyclopedia, vol. 15)
Carbonatecyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Reference: Kikukawa, M., Kojiro, T. & Yamada, T. (1999): Carbonate-cyanotrichite and cyanotrichite from Mikawa mine, Niigata Prefecture. Chigaku Kenkyu 47, 241-244. (in Japanese)
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Minerals in Japan, p. 251 (Field Best Encyclopedia, vol. 15)
Chalcoalumite
Formula: CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Reference: Kojiro, T. et al (1999) Suisyou, 12, #1, 9-14.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Minerals in Japan, p. 251 (Field Best Encyclopedia, vol. 15)
Cyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Reference: Kikukawa, M., Kojiro, T. & Yamada, T. (1999): Carbonate-cyanotrichite and cyanotrichite from Mikawa mine, Niigata Prefecture. Chigaku Kenkyu 47, 241-244. (in Japanese)
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Minerals in Japan, p. 251 (Field Best Encyclopedia, vol. 15)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Minerals in Japan, p. 251 (Field Best Encyclopedia, vol. 15)
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: K. Nagasawa (1953) Journal of Earth Sci., Nagoya Daigaku, 1, 9.
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Kojiro, T. et al (1999) Suisyou, 12, #1, 9-14.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Kikukawa, M., Kojiro, T. & Yamada, T. (1999): Carbonate-cyanotrichite and cyanotrichite from Mikawa mine, Niigata Prefecture. Chigaku Kenkyu 47, 241-244. (in Japanese)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Komuro Minerals (Tokyo) specimens.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Eriko SATO, Izumi NAKAI, Yasuko TERADA, Yukiyasu TSUTSUMI, Kazumi YOKOYAMA, Ritsuro MIYAWAKI and Satoshi MATSUBARA (2008) “Study of Zn-bearing beaverite Pb(Fe2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6 obtained from Mikawa mine, Niigata Prefecture, Japan”. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 103, 141-144.
Osarizawaite
Formula: Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Murata (1999) Suisyou, 12, #1, 15-16.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Eriko SATO, Izumi NAKAI, Yasuko TERADA, Yukiyasu TSUTSUMI, Kazumi YOKOYAMA, Ritsuro MIYAWAKI and Satoshi MATSUBARA (2008) “Study of Zn-bearing beaverite Pb(Fe2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6 obtained from Mikawa mine, Niigata Prefecture, Japan”. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 103, 141-144.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals in Japan, p. 251 (Field Best Encyclopedia, vol. 15)
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Hiroaki Tano specimen
Roxbyite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Yamada (2002) Suisyou, 6-8.
Schulenbergite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Reference: Kojiro et al (1999) Suisyou, 12, 9-14
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Hiroaki Tano specimen
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Minerals in Japan, p. 251 (Field Best Encyclopedia, vol. 15)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Roxbyite2.BA.05Cu9S5
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Beaverite-(Cu)7.BC.10Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Beaverite-(Zn) (TL)7.BC.10Pb(Fe3+2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Carbonatecyanotrichite7.DE.10Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Chalcoalumite7.DD.75CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Cyanotrichite7.DE.10Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Osarizawaite7.BC.10Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Schulenbergite7.DD.80(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Roxbyite2.4.7.4Cu9S5
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
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Carbonatecyanotrichite16b.7.7.1Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Beaverite-(Cu)30.2.5.7Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Beaverite-(Zn) (TL)30.2.5.9Pb(Fe3+2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
Osarizawaite30.2.4.4Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Schulenbergite31.1.6.1(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
(AB)6(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Cyanotrichite31.2.1.1Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
(AB)5(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Chalcoalumite31.3.1.1CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Beaverite-(Zn)Pb(Fe23+Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
H CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
H CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
H Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O Beaverite-(Zn)Pb(Fe23+Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
O CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
O CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Al CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Al OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S Beaverite-(Zn)Pb(Fe23+Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
S CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
S OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
S RoxbyiteCu9S5
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
VVanadium
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe Beaverite-(Zn)Pb(Fe23+Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cu CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cu OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Cu RoxbyiteCu9S5
Cu ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn Beaverite-(Zn)Pb(Fe23+Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
AsArsenic
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
AgSilver
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
SbAntimony
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
PbLead
Pb Beaverite-(Zn)Pb(Fe23+Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)

References

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- Kikukawa, M., Kojiro, T. & Yamada, T. (1999): Carbonate-cyanotrichite and cyanotrichite from Mikawa mine, Niigata Prefecture. Chigaku Kenkyu 47, 241-244. (in Japanese)
- T. Sudo et al., "Wall Rock Alteration of The Mikawa Mine, Niigata Prefecture", Mining Geology, Vol.3, No.8 (1953) (in Japanese)
- Sato, E., Nakai, I., Terada, Y., Tsutsumi, Y., Yokoama, K., Miyawaki, R., Matsubara, S. (2011): Beaverite-(Zn), Pb(Fe2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6, a new member of the alunite group, from Mikawa Mine, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 375-378.


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