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Hishikari mine (Hishikari gold mine), Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu Region, Japan

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Epithermal Au-bearing adularia-quartz veins. Owned by Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd.

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Izawa, E., Urashima, Y., Ibaraki, K., Suzuki, R., Yokoyama, T., Kawasaki, K., Koga, A. and Taguchi, S. (1990) The Hishikari gold deposit: high-grade epithermal veins in Quaternary volcanics of southern Kyushu, Japan. J. Geochem. Explor., 36, 1–56.
Ibaraki, K., and Suzuki, R. (1991): Hydrothermal alteration characteristics of host rocks in the Hishikari gold-silver mine. Heilongjiang Geological Information 1991(3), 47-56 (in Chinese).
Nagayama, T. (1993) Precipitation sequence of veins at the Hishikari deposits, southern Kyushu, Japan. Resour. Geol. (Special Issue), 14, 13–27.
Robyn, T. Econ Geol (1994) 89, 1608-1613.
Shikazono, N., Yonekawa, N., & Karakizawa, T. (2002). Mass transfer, oxygen isotopic variation and gold precipitation in epithermal system: a case study of the Hishikari deposit, southern Kyushu, Japan. Resource Geology, 52(3), 211-222.
Sanematsu, K. et al. (2006): Economic geology 101, 685-698.
Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Morishita, Y & Nakano, T. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 597-609
Naotatsu Shikazono and Hiroyuki Takahashi (2010): Compositional Variation of Hydrothermally Altered Volcanic Rocks in Hishikari Gold Epithermal System: A Useful Geochemical Indicator of Gold–Silver Epithermal Mineralization. Resource Geology 60, 117-128.

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