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Kosaka mine, Kosaka, Akita Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 20' 49'' North , 140° 46' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.3472222222, 140.766666667
Other regions containing this locality:Asia


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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References

- 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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