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Toroku mine, Takachiho, Miyazaki Prefecture, Kyushu Region, Japan

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Mined Sn-Pb-Zn-As in two types of deposit: pyrometasomatic (skarn) and hydrothermal veins, both related to a Tertiary granitic intrusion into Paleozoic sedimentary rock. Arsenic contamination of surroundings is a problem. (Localities labelled "Iwato mine", "Noborio" or "Yamaura" are from the Toroku mine or its surrounding country rock.)

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Yosimura, T. (1939) Caledonite and Leadhillite from the Toroku Mine, Miyazaki Pref., Japan. Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University: 4: 453.

Dana 7:II:298; Encyclopedia of Minerals, 2nd. edition: 480.

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