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Kosaka mine, Kosaka, Akita, Japani
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KosakaCity
AkitaPrefecture
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Head office of Kosaka mine

Kosaka mine, Kosaka, Akita, Japan
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Kosaka mine, Kosaka, Akita, Japan
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Kosaka Mine in the 1930s

Kosaka mine, Kosaka, Akita, Japan
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Head office of Kosaka mine

Kosaka mine, Kosaka, Akita, Japan
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Refining facility on working

Kosaka mine, Kosaka, Akita, Japan
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Kosaka Mine in the 1930s

Kosaka mine, Kosaka, Akita, Japan
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Head office of Kosaka mine

Kosaka mine, Kosaka, Akita, Japan
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Refining facility on working

Kosaka mine, Kosaka, Akita, Japan
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 20' 49'' North , 140° 46' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Hanawa36,925 (2017)18.3km
Ōdate64,543 (2017)19.6km
Kuroishi38,615 (2017)36.6km
Takanosu20,542 (2017)36.7km
Hirosaki174,972 (2017)36.9km


Kuroko-type massive sulphide deposit. Also the site of one of the most important ore smelters in Japan, which treated Kuroko-type ores also from other mines in addition to the Kosaka mine. Discovered in 1861 and mined from 1884 until 1974.
One of the largest Cu-Pb-Zn mines in Japan.

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29 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com/japan.htm
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Almeda, R.L. et al (1985) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #4, 293-321.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com/japan.htm; Takeo Katou (1918) journal of the Geological Society of Tokyo, 25, #295, 1-7.; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Almeda, R.L. et al (1985) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #4, 293-321.
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com/japan.htm; Takeo Katou (1918) journal of the Geological Society of Tokyo, 25, #295, 1-7.; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Almeda, R.L. et al (1985) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #4, 293-321.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dr Yohachiro Okamoto collection (curated at the Geological Museum, Geological Survey of Japan).
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Shikazono, N., Hoshino, M., Utada, M., Nakata, M., and Ueda, A. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 346-358.
Fukuchilite
Formula: Cu3FeS8
Reference: Akira Kato (1973) Sakurai Koubutsu Hyohon, 15; Dr Kinichi Sakurai collection.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com/japan.htm
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com/japan.htm; Laznicka, P. (1981) Data on the worldwide distribution of stratiform and stratabound ore deposits. (chapter 2 in: Wolf, K.H. (Ed.) (1981) Handbook of Strata-Bound and Stratiform Ore Deposits. Vol. 10. (Elsevier))
Gypsum var: Alabaster
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Almeda, R.L. et al (1985) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #4, 293-321.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Shikazono, N., Hoshino, M., Utada, M., Nakata, M., and Ueda, A. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 346-358.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Almeda, R.L. et al (1985) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #4, 293-321.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Tsunashirō Wada (1904) Minerals of Japan. Tokyo
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Shikazono, N., Hoshino, M., Utada, M., Nakata, M., and Ueda, A. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 346-358.
Meneghinite
Formula: Pb13CuSb7S24
Reference: Yamaoka et al (1983) Ganseki-Koubutsu-Koshogaku Zasshi, 78, 441-448.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Almeda, R.L. et al (1985) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #4, 293-321.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Almeda, R.L. et al (1985) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #4, 293-321.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Almeda, R.L. et al (1985) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #4, 293-321.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com/japan.htm; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Laznicka, P. (1981) Data on the worldwide distribution of stratiform and stratabound ore deposits. (chapter 2 in: Wolf, K.H. (Ed.) (1981) Handbook of Strata-Bound and Stratiform Ore Deposits. Vol. 10. (Elsevier))
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Shikazono, N., Hoshino, M., Utada, M., Nakata, M., and Ueda, A. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 346-358.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Shikazono, N., Hoshino, M., Utada, M., Nakata, M., and Ueda, A. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 346-358.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Sudoite
Formula: Mg2Al3(Si3Al)O10)(OH)8
Reference: Bailey, S. W., & Lister, J. S. (1989). Structures, compositions, and X-ray diffraction identification of dioctahedral chlorites. Clays and Clay Minerals, 37(3), 193-202.
Sulvanite
Formula: Cu3VS4
Reference: Matsubara, S. & Miyawaki, R. (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals (National Science Museum)
'Tennantite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
'Tetrahedrite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Vaesite
Formula: NiS2
Reference: Kato, A. (1973) Sakurai Koubutsu Hyohon, 14. (Kinichi Sakurai collection)
Villamaninite
Formula: (Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
Reference: Kato (1973) Sakurai Koubutsu Hyohon, 15. (Kinichi Sakurai collection)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Fukuchilite2.EB.05aCu3FeS8
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Meneghinite2.HB.05bPb13CuSb7S24
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Sulvanite2.CB.70Cu3VS4
'Tennantite'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Vaesite2.EB.05aNiS2
Villamaninite2.EB.05a(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cristobalite4.DA.15SiO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Alabaster7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sudoite9.EC.55Mg2Al3(Si3Al)O10)(OH)8
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
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
Fukuchilite2.12.1.7Cu3FeS8
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Vaesite2.12.1.2NiS2
Villamaninite2.12.1.6(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Sulvanite3.2.3.1Cu3VS4
3 <ø < 4
Meneghinite3.3.5.1Pb13CuSb7S24
'Tennantite'3.3.6.2Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
'Tetrahedrite'3.3.6.1Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Sudoite71.4.1.3Mg2Al3(Si3Al)O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Cristobalite75.1.1.1SiO2
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Gypsum
var: Alabaster
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
'K Feldspar'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Gypsum (var: Alabaster)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H SudoiteMg2Al3(Si3Al)O10)(OH)8
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Gypsum (var: Alabaster)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CristobaliteSiO2
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O SudoiteMg2Al3(Si3Al)O10)(OH)8
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg SudoiteMg2Al3(Si3Al)O10)(OH)8
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al SudoiteMg2Al3(Si3Al)O10)(OH)8
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si CristobaliteSiO2
Si SudoiteMg2Al3(Si3Al)O10)(OH)8
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S VaesiteNiS2
S CovelliteCuS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
S Villamaninite(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
S AcanthiteAg2S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
S MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24
S SulvaniteCu3VS4
S TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
S Gypsum (var: Alabaster)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S FukuchiliteCu3FeS8
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca Gypsum (var: Alabaster)CaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
VVanadium
V SulvaniteCu3VS4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Villamaninite(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe FukuchiliteCu3FeS8
CoCobalt
Co Villamaninite(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
NiNickel
Ni VaesiteNiS2
Ni Villamaninite(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
CuCopper
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Villamaninite(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Cu MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24
Cu SulvaniteCu3VS4
Cu TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu FukuchiliteCu3FeS8
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Sb MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2

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