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Kitabira mine, Mine City, Yamaguchi, Japani
Regional Level Types
Kitabira mineMine
Mine CityCity
YamaguchiPrefecture
JapanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° North , 131° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~19km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:


A skarn-hosted iron and pyrite mine.

Regions containing this locality

AsiaContinent
Amur PlateTectonic Plate
Honshu Island, JapanIsland

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Minato, H. (1953): Arsenate minerals in Japan. IV. Adamite, cuproadamite, and olivenite from Japan. J. Mineral. (Japan) [Koubutsugaku Zasshi], 1, 125-141.
Adamite var: Cuprian Adamite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Reference: Minato, H. (1953): Arsenate minerals in Japan. IV. Adamite, cuproadamite, and olivenite from Japan. J. Mineral. (Japan) [Koubutsugaku Zasshi], 1, 125-141.
Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Dr. Yohachiro Okamoto collection (curated at Geology Museum, Geological Survey of Japan)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Ohe Rikosha specimens
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Ohe Rikosha specimens
Chenevixite
Formula: Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Matsubara, S. and Miyawaki, R. (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals. (National Science Museum, Tokyo)
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Clinoclase
Formula: Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Reference: Minato (1954) Mineralogical Journal, 1, 89-96.
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Masutomi Museum specimens (Kyoto); Okamoto collection (curated at the Geological Survey museum, Japan)
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Dr. Matsuo Nambu collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan).
Ilvaite
Formula: CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan).
Johannsenite
Formula: CaMn2+Si2O6
Description: (A couple other amphiboles could have been fairly close fits for the same XRD results, but were visually and environmentally unlikely compared to johannsenite.)
Reference: PXRD by Alfredo Petrov, July 2016.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Masutomi Museum specimens (Kyoto)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan).
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Minato, H. (1953): Arsenate minerals in Japan. IV. Adamite, cuproadamite, and olivenite from Japan. J. Mineral. (Japan) [Koubutsugaku Zasshi], 1, 125-141. ; Okamoto collection (curated at the Geological Survey museum, Japan)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dr. Yohachiro Okamoto collection (curated at Geology Museum, Geological Survey of Japan)
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Okamoto collection (curated at the Geological Survey museum, Japan)
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan); Okamoto collection (curated at the Geological Survey museum, Japan)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Econ Geol (1994) 89:1567-1580
Tyrolite
Formula: Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Adamite8.BB.30Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
var: Cuprian Adamite8.BB.30(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Chenevixite8.DD.05Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Clinoclase8.BE.20Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Tyrolite8.DM.10Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Allophane9.ED.20(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hedenbergite9.DA.15CaFe2+Si2O6
Ilvaite9.BE.07CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Johannsenite9.DA.15CaMn2+Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Clinoclase41.3.1.1Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
A2(XO4)Zq
Adamite41.6.6.3Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Tyrolite42.4.3.1Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Chenevixite42.7.10.1Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Ilvaite56.2.3.3CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Hedenbergite65.1.3a.2CaFe2+Si2O6
Johannsenite65.1.3a.4CaMn2+Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Allophane71.1.5.1(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Adamite
var: Cuprian Adamite
-(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
H ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
H IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
H Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
O ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
O IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
O HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
O Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6
O AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
AlAluminium
Al ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Si HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Si Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Ca IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Ca HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6
MnManganese
Mn JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6
FeIron
Fe ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Fe HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
AsArsenic
As ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
As ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)

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