|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||42° 58' 47'' North , 141° 2' 27'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||42.98000,141.04111|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
A lead-zinc-indium-silver mine featuring the Izumo, Soya and Sorachi veins. Located 30 km SW of Sapporo, close to an active hydrothermal system (some tunnels reached temperatures of 100 C). This was until recently the world's largest indium producer (30t/yr), but closed when ore reserves were exhausted in June 2006.
One of the largest lead and zinc mines in Japan.
Genetically similar to the Pingüino deposit, Argentina.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
56 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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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0 - 2.588 Ma
|Quaternary volcanic rocks|