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Name in French:Japon
Name in German:Japan
Name in Italian:Giappone
Name in Japanese:日本
Name in Russian:Япония
Name in Simplified Chinese:日本
Name in Spanish:Japón
Name in Abkhaz:Иапониа
Name in Achinese:Jeupun
Name in Adyghe:Японие
Name in Afrikaans:Japan
Name in Akan:Japan
Name in Albanian:Japonia
Name in Alemannic:Japan
Name in Amharic:ጃፓን
Name in Anglo-Saxon:Iapan
Name in Arabic:اليابان
Name in Aragonese:Chapón
Name in Armenian:Ճապոնիա
Name in Asturian:Xapón
Name in Aymara:Nihun
Name in Azeri:Yaponiya
Name in Bashkir:Япония
Name in Basque:Japonia
Name in Bavarian:Japan
Name in Belarusian:Японія
Name in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa):Японія
Name in Bengali:জাপান
Name in Bishnupriya Manipuri:জাপান
Name in Bislama:Japan
Name in Bosnian:Japan
Name in Breton:Japan
Name in Buginese:ᨍᨛᨄ
Name in Bulgarian:Япония
Name in Burmese:ဂျပန်နိုင်ငံ
Name in Catalan:Japó
Name in Cebuano:Hapon
Name in Central Bikol:Hapon
Name in Chamorro:Chapan
Name in Chechen:Япон
Name in Cherokee:ᏣᏩᏂᏏ
Name in Cheyenne:Japan
Name in Church Slavic:Ꙗпѡнїꙗ
Name in Chuvash:Япони
Name in Cornish:Nihon
Name in Corsican:Giapponu
Name in Crimean Tatar (Latin):Yaponiya
Name in Croatian:Japan
Name in Czech:Japonsko
Name in Danish:Japan
Name in Doteli:जापान
Name in Dutch:Japan
Name in Dutch Low Saxon:Japan
Name in Dzongkha:ཇ་པཱན
Name in Egyptian Arabic:اليابان
Name in Emilian-Romagnol:Giapòṅ
Name in Erzya:Япония Мастор
Name in Esperanto:Japanio
Name in Estonian:Jaapan
Name in Ewe:Japan
Name in Extremaduran:Japón
Name in Faroese:Japan
Name in Farsi/Persian:ژاپن
Name in Fiji Hindi:Japan
Name in Finnish:Japani
Name in Franco-Provençal:J·apon
Name in Friulian:Gjapon
Name in Gagauz:Yaponiya
Name in Galician:Xapón
Name in Gan:日本
Name in Georgian:იაპონია
Name in Greek:Ιαπωνία
Name in Greenlandic:Japani
Name in Guarani:Hapõ
Name in Gujarati:જાપાન
Name in Haitian:Japon
Name in Hakka:Ngi̍t-pún
Name in Hausa:Japan
Name in Hawaiian:Iāpana
Name in Hebrew:יפן
Name in Hill Mari:Япони
Name in Hindi:जापान
Name in Hungarian:Japán
Name in Icelandic:Japan
Name in Ido:Japonia
Name in Iloko:Hapon
Name in Indonesian:Jepang
Name in Ingush:Япони
Name in Interlingua:Japon
Name in Inuktitut:ᓃᑉᐊᓐ
Name in Irish Gaelic:An tSeapáin
Name in Jamaican Patois:Japan
Name in Javanese:Jepang
Name in Judaeo-Spanish:Japon
Name in Kabardian:Япон
Name in Kabiye:Sapɔŋ
Name in Kabyle:Yapan
Name in Kalmyk:Ниxуудин Нутг
Name in Kannada:ಜಪಾನ್
Name in Kapampangan:Hapon
Name in Karachay-Balkar:Япония
Name in Karakalpak:Yaponiya
Name in Kashubian:Japòńskô
Name in Kazakh (Cyrillic Script):Жапония
Name in Khmer:ជប៉ុន
Name in Kikuyu:Japan
Name in Kinyarwanda:Ubuyapani
Name in Komi:Япония
Name in Komi-Permyak:Ниппон
Name in Kongo:Japan
Name in Konkani:जपान
Name in Korean:일본
Name in Kurdish (Latin Script):Japon
Name in Kyrgyz:Япония
Name in Lao:ປະເທດຍີ່ປຸ່ນ
Name in Latgalian:Japoneja
Name in Latin:Iaponia
Name in Latvian:Japāna
Name in Lezghian:Япония
Name in Ligurian:Giappon
Name in Limburgian:Japan
Name in Lingala:Zapɔ́
Name in Lithuanian:Japonija
Name in Livvi-Karelian:Japounii
Name in Lojban:pongu'e
Name in Lombard:Giapun
Name in Low Saxon/Low German:Japan
Name in Lower Sorbian:Japańska
Name in Luri:جاپون
Name in Luxembourgish:Japan
Name in Macedonian:Јапонија
Name in Maithili:जापान
Name in Malagasy:Japana
Name in Malay:Jepun
Name in Malayalam:ജപ്പാൻ
Name in Maltese:Ġappun
Name in Manx:Yn Çhapaan
Name in Maori:Nipono
Name in Marathi:जपान
Name in Mazanderani:جاپون
Name in Meadow Mari:Японий
Name in Min Dong Chinese:Nĭk-buōng
Name in Minangkabau:Japang
Name in Mingrelian:იაპონია
Name in Mirandese:Japon
Name in Moksha:Японмастор
Name in Mongolian:Япон
Name in Nauruan:Djapan
Name in Navajo:Binááʼádaałtsʼózí Dineʼé Bikéyah
Name in Neapolitan:Giappone
Name in Nepali:जापान
Name in Newar / Nepal Bhasa:जापान
Name in Northern Frisian:Jaapan
Name in Northern Sami:Jáhpan
Name in Northern Sotho:Japane
Name in Norwegian:Japan
Name in Norwegian (Nynorsk):Japan
Name in Novial:Japan
Name in Occitan:Japon
Name in Odia:ଜାପାନ
Name in Ossetian:Япон
Name in Pali:जापान
Name in Papiamento:Hapon
Name in Pashto:جاپان
Name in Pennsylvania German:Japan
Name in Picard:Japon
Name in Piedmontese:Giapon
Name in Polish:Japonia
Name in Portuguese:Japão
Name in Punjabi:ਜਪਾਨ
Name in Quechua:Nihun
Name in Romanian:Japonia
Name in Romansh:Giapun
Name in Russia Buriat:Япон Улас
Name in Rusyn:Японія
Name in Samoan:Iapani
Name in Samogitian:Japuonėjė
Name in Sanskrit:जपान्
Name in Sardinian:Giappone
Name in Saterland Frisian:Japan
Name in Scots:Japan
Name in Scottish Gaelic:An Iapan
Name in Serbian:Јапан
Name in Serbo-Croatian:Japan
Name in Sesotho:Japane
Name in Shona:Japan
Name in Sicilian:Giappuni
Name in Silesian:Japůńijo
Name in Sindhi:جاپان
Name in Sinhalese:ජපානය
Name in Slovak:Japonsko
Name in Slovenian:Japonska
Name in Somali:Jabaan
Name in South Azerbaijani:ژاپون
Name in Sranan Tongo:Japan
Name in Sundanese:Jepang
Name in Swahili:Japani
Name in Swati:IJaphani
Name in Swedish:Japan
Name in Tagalog:Hapon
Name in Tahitian:Tāpōnē
Name in Tajik (Cyrillic Script):Ҷопон
Name in Tamil:யப்பான்
Name in Tatar:Япония
Name in Telugu:జపాన్
Name in Tetum:Japaun
Name in Thai:ประเทศญี่ปุ่น
Name in Tibetan (Standard):ཉི་ཧོང་།
Name in Tigrinya:ጃፓን
Name in Tok Pisin:Siapan
Name in Traditional Chinese:日本
Name in Tsonga:Japani
Name in Tulu:ಜಪಾನ್
Name in Tumbuka:Japan
Name in Turkish:Japonya
Name in Turkmen:Ýaponiýa
Name in Tuvan:Япония
Name in Twi:Yapan
Name in Udmurt:Япония
Name in Ukrainian:Японія
Name in Upper Sorbian:Japanska
Name in Urdu:جاپان
Name in Uyghur:ياپونىيە
Name in Uzbek (Latin Script):Yaponiya
Name in Venetian:Giapòn
Name in Veps:Japonii
Name in Vietnamese:Nhật Bản
Name in Volapük:Yapän
Name in Waray:Hapon
Name in Welsh:Japan
Name in West Flemish:Japan
Name in West Frisian:Japan
Name in Western Punjabi:جپان
Name in Wolof:Sapoŋ
Name in Wu Chinese:日本
Name in Xhosa:IJapani
Name in Yakut:Дьоппуон
Name in Yiddish:יאפאן
Name in Yoruba:Japan
Name in Zazaki:Japonya
Name in Zeelandic:Japan
Name in Zhuang:Nditbonj
Name in Zulu:IJaphani
Area:377,944 km2
Neighbouring regions:
Locality type:Country
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Tokyo8,336,599 (2017)
Yokohama3,574,443 (2018)
Osaka2,592,413 (2017)
Nagoya2,191,279 (2017)
Sapporo1,883,027 (2018)
Kobe1,528,478 (2017)
Museums in region:


While there exist eight commonly defined regions of Japan, administratively Japan consists of forty-seven prefectures.

Geographically, Japan is a country of over three thousand islands extending along the Pacific coast of Asia. The main islands, running from north to south, are Hokkaidō, Honshū (the main island), Shikoku and Kyūshū.

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1323 valid minerals. 143 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 5 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc. 6 erroneous literature entries.

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Localities:
Abswurmbachite
Formula: CuMn3+6(SiO4)O8
Abuite (TL)
Formula: CaAl2(PO4)2F2
Type Locality:
Reference: Enju, S. and Uehara, S. (2015) Abuite, IMA 2014-084. CNMNC Newsletter No. 23, February 2015, page 58; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 51; Enju, S. & Uehara, S. (2017): Abuite, CaAl2(PO4)2F2, a new mineral from the Hinomaru–Nago mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 112, 109–115.
Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 62 localities in this region.
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 66 localities in this region.
Adachiite (TL)
Formula: CaFe3Al6(Si5AlO18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Type Locality:
Reference: Nishio-Hamane, D., Minakawa, T., Yamaura, J., Oyama, T., Ohnishi, M., Shimobayashi, N. (2014): Adachiite, a Si-poor member of the tourmaline supergroup from the Kiura mine, Oita Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109, 74-78.
Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Adamite var: Cuprian Adamite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Aegirine var: Vanadian Aegirine
Formula: Na(Fe,V)Si2O6
Reference: Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R., Kurosawa, M. and Suzuki, Y. (2003): Watatsumiite, KNa2LiMn2V2Si8O24, a new mineral from the Tanohata mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences. 98: 142-150.; http://www.mineralogicalassociation.ca/doc/Watatsumiite.pdf
Aegirine-augite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(Fe3+eAlfFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Aegirine-augite var: Urbanite
Aenigmatite
Formula: Na4[Fe2+10Ti2]O4[Si12O36]
'Aeschynite'
Reference: Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.); ex-Okamoto collection, now (2015) on display at Hakusekikan museum, Hirukawa.
Aeschynite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Afwillite
Formula: Ca3(HSiO4)2 · 2H2O
'Agardite'
Agardite-(Y)
Formula: YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Aguilarite
Formula: Ag4SeS
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Ajoite
Formula: (K,Na)Cu7AlSi9O24(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Numao et al (2005) Chigaku Kenkyu, 53, 213-220.
Akaganeite (TL)
Formula: (Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Type Locality:
Reference: [Mineralogical Magazine(1961) 33, 270-280; Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index, 3rd Edition"]
Akatoreite
Formula: Mn2+9Al2Si8O24(OH)8
Locality: Kamoyama mine, Ino, Kochi, Japan - erroneously reported
Description: Originally reported "akatoreite" later turned out to be bunnoite (Nishio-Hamane et al., 2016).
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara; Nishio-Hamane, D., Momma, K., Miyawaki, R., Minakawa, T. (2016): Bunnoite, a new hydrous manganese aluminosilicate from Kamo Mountain, Kochi prefecture, Japan. Mineralogy and Petrology 110, 917-926.
Åkermanite
Formula: Ca2Mg(Si2O7)
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
Akhtenskite
Formula: ε-Mn4+O2
Reference: Akira Kato (undated manuscript): Country rock and Minerals of the Kaso mine, Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture. (in japanese)
Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Localities: Reported from at least 76 localities in this region.
Alacránite
Formula: As8S9
Description: occurs on surface of realgar
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara; 松原聰, & 宮脇律郎. (2005). 群馬県西ノ牧鉱山産パラ鶏冠石とアラクラン石. Bulletin of the National Science Museum. Series C, Geology & paleontology, 31, 1-6.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 126 localities in this region.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 62 localities in this region.
'Albite-Anorthite Series var: Barium-Albite'
Reference: No reference listed
Aleksite
Formula: PbBi2Te2S2
'Alkali Feldspar'
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 34 localities in this region.
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Allanite-(La)
Formula: {CaLa}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Tanaka, H. et al. (2010) Momoiite (Mn2+,Ca)3(V3+,Al)2Si3O12, a new manganese vanadium garnet from Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 105, 92-96.
Allanite-(Y)
Formula: {CaY}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Yamada et al (2004) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kouen-Youshi, 123.; Sueno, S., Matsuura, S., Bunno, M., & Kurosawa, M. (2002). Occurrence and crystal chemical features of protoferro-anthophyllite and protomangano-ferro-anthophyllite from Cheyenne Canyon and Cheyenne Mountain, USA and Hirukawa-mura, Suisho-yama, and Yokone-yama, Japan. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 97(4), 127-136.
Alleghanyite
Formula: Mn2+5(SiO4)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Alloclasite
Formula: Co1-xFexAsS
Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Alluaudite
Formula: (Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara; Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 35 localities in this region.
'α-Brass'
Formula: Cu3Zn
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Alum Group'
Formula: XAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Wakimizu, T. (1908). The ephemeral volcanic island in the Iwojima group.
Aluminite
Formula: Al2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara; Dr. Yohachiro Okamoto collection (conserved by the Geological Survey of Japan)
Aluminoceladonite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Al(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: Matsubara & Miyawaki (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals. (National Science Museum, Tokyo)
Alum-(K)
Formula: KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Alumohydrocalcite
Formula: CaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2O
Alumohydrocalcite var: Chromian Alumohydrocalcite
Formula: Ca(Al,Cr)2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2O
Reference: Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
'Amber'
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara; Shirose, Y., Uehara, S. (2014) Secondary phosphates in montebrasite and amblygonite from Nagatare, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109, 103-108.; Shirose, Y., & Uehara, S. (2014). Secondary phosphates in montebrasite and amblygonite from Nagatare, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109(2), 103-108.
Amesite
Formula: Mg2Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4
Ammonioleucite (TL)
Formula: (NH4,K)(AlSi2O6)
Reference: American Mineralogist (1986): 71, 1022-1027.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Uralite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 41 localities in this region.
Andalusite var: Chiastolite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Andersonite
Formula: Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
'Andorite'
Formula: AgPbSb3S6
Andorite VI
Formula: AgPbSb3S6
Reference: Ito, T., Muraoka, H. (1960) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 113, 94-98.
Andorite VI var: Nakaseite
Formula: CuAg3Pb4Sb12S24
Reference: Ito, T., Muraoka, H. (1960) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 113, 94-98.
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 56 localities in this region.
Andradite var: Demantoid
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Specimens on sale at TIMA show, Tokyo, 2012.
Andradite var: Melanite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Anilite (TL)
Formula: Cu7S4
Reference: Amer.Min.(1969) 54, 1256-1269
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 44 localities in this region.
Anorthite var: Bytownite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Anorthoclase'
Formula: (Na,K)AlSi3O8
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Ansermetite
Formula: Mn2+(V2O6) · 4H2O
Reference: Yamada et al (2000) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou’en-Youshi, 88
Anthoinite
Formula: AlWO3(OH)3
Reference: SHIMOBAYASHI, N., OHNISHI, M., and TSURUTA, K. (2012) Secondary tungsten minerals in quartz veins in the Ishidera area, Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan: anthoinite, mpororoite, and Fe-free hydrokenoelsmoreite. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 107, No. 1 (February), 33-38.
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Antimony
Formula: Sb
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
'Apatite'
Localities: Reported from at least 70 localities in this region.
'Aphrosiderite'
Formula: (Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Reference: Nishimura, Y. (1971) Regional metamorphism of the Nishiki-cho district, southwest Japan. Journal of Science of the Hiroshima University, Series C (geology and mineralogy), 6, #3, 203-268.
Aphthitalite
Formula: (K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
'Apophyllite'
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
'Aquacreptite'
'Aquacreptite (of Harada)'
Formula: Mg3Si4O10 · 5H2O or near
Reference: Shimoda, S. (1965) Clay Sci., 2, 138.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
Aramayoite
Formula: Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Arcanite
Formula: K2SO4
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
Ardealite
Formula: Ca2(HPO4)(SO4) · 4H2O
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV
'Ardennite'
Ardennite-(As)
Formula: Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Ardennite-(V)
Formula: Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(VO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
Reference: Matsubara, S. & Kato, A. (1987): Ardennite from Sanbagawa in Sanbagawa metamorphic terrain,. Kanto Mountains, Japan. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Series C, 13, 1-11.
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Argentojarosite
Formula: AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
Argentopentlandite
Formula: Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Reference: Mariko et al (1973) Kouzan Chishitsu, 23, 355-358.
Argentopyrite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
Argyrodite
Formula: Ag8GeS6
Arrojadite-(KFe)
Formula: {KNa}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)(OH)2
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
Arsendescloizite
Formula: PbZn(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV
'Arsenian Renierite'
Formula: Cu11GeAsFe4S16
Arsenic
Formula: As
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Arseniopleite
Formula: (Ca,Na)NaMn2+(Mn2+,Mg,Fe2+)2(AsO4)3
Reference: Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R., Kato, A., Matsuyama, F., Mouri, T. and Suzuki, Y. (2001): Arseniopleite from the Gozaisho mine, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Bull. Natn. Sci. Mus., Tokyo, Ser. C, 27, 51-62; The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
Arseniosiderite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Arsenohauchecornite
Formula: Ni18Bi3AsS16
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara; Soeda, A., & Hirowatari, F. (1978). Arsenian hauchecornite from the Tsumo mine, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Journal, 9(4), 199-209.
Arsenolite
Formula: As2O3
Arsenopalladinite
Formula: Pd8(As,Sb)3
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 106 localities in this region.
Arsenopyrite var: Danaite
Formula: (Fe0.90Co0.10)AsS - (Fe0.65Co0.35)AsS
Artinite
Formula: Mg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2O
Arupite
Formula: Ni3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara; Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
'Asbestos'
'Asbestos var: Mountain Leather'
Description: "hornblende"
Reference: Dr. Yohachiro Okamoto collection (conserved by the Geological Survey of Japan)
Asbolane
Formula: (Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Locality: Seto City, Aichi, Japan - erroneously reported
Reference: (mistaken ID for cobalt-rich lithiophorite)
Aspidolite (TL)
Formula: NaMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Type Locality:
Reference: Banno Y, Miyawaki R, Kogure T, Matsubara S, Kamiya T, Yamada S (2005) Aspidolite, the Na analogue of phlogopite, from Kasuga-mura, Gifu Prefecture, central Japan, description and structural data. Mineralogical Magazine 69, 1047-1057
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Augelite
Formula: Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara; Mineralogical Journal Vol. 21 (1999) , No. 4 pp 145-150
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 50 localities in this region.
Augite var: Fassaite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Augite var: Titanian Augite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Aurihydrargyrumite (TL)
Formula: Au6Hg5
Type Locality:
Reference: Nishio-Hamane, D. and Minakawa, T. (2017) Aurihydrargyrumite, IMA 2017-003. CNMNC Newsletter No. 37, June 2017, page 739; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 737–742. ;Nishio-Hamane, D., Tanaka, T., Minakawa, T. (2018): Aurihydrargyrumite, a Natural Au6Hg5 Phase from Japan. Minerals, 8: 415;
Aurorite
Formula: (Mn2+,Ag,Ca)Mn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Reference: Matsubara & Kato (1981) Memoirs of the National Science Museum (Japan), 14, 5-18; The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed)
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Axinite-(Fe)
Formula: Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'Axinite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Axinite-(Mn)
Formula: Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Babingtonite
Formula: Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Baghdadite
Formula: Ca3(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)O2
Banalsite
Formula: Na2BaAl4Si4O16
Bannisterite
Formula: (Ca,K,Na)(Mn2+,Fe2+)10(Si,Al)16O38(OH)8 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Baratovite ?
Formula: KCa7(Ti,Zr)2Li3Si12O36F2
Description: (See note on species page for Katayamalite.)
Reference: Murakami N, Kato T, Hirowatari F (1983) Katayamalite, a new Ca-Li-Ti silicate mineral from Iwagi Islet, Southwest Japan. Mineralogical Journal 11, 261-268; Baur W H, Kassner D (1992) Katayamalite and baratovite are structurally identical. European Journal of Mineralogy 4, 839-841; Pautov, L. A., Karpenko, V. Y., & Agakhanov, A. A. (2013) Baratovite-katayamalite Minerals from the Hodzha-achkan Alcaline Massif (Kirgizia). New Data on Minerals. 48:12-36
Bariopharmacosiderite
Formula: Ba0.5Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2O
Reference: Akira Kato (2009) Explanations of distributed specimens at the Ordinary Meeting of Mumeikai Group, No. 28 (November 2009).
Barrerite
Formula: (Na,K,Ca0.5)2[Al2Si7O18] · 7H2O
Reference: Nishido et al. (2005) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kouen-Youshi, 143.
Barroisite
Formula: ☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 123 localities in this region.
Baryte var: Hokutolite
Formula: (Ba,Pb)SO4
'Bastnäsite'
Reference: Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
'Bastonite'
Formula: near K3(Mg,Fe,Fe,Al)5.5(Si,Al)8O22(OH)4 · 1.5H2O
Reference: Tainosho, Y., Shimizu, M. & Itihara, Y. (1989) The difference in ammonium content of biotite in magnetite series and ilmenite series granitic rocks in the Tokuwa Batholith, Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan. J. Geol. Soc. Japan, 95: 559-562.
Baumhauerite
Formula: Pb12As16S36
Reference: Koubutsu Jouhou, # 131 (15-4-2002)
Baumstarkite
Formula: Ag3Sb3S6
Reference: Kitakaze, A., Itoh, H., Komatsu, R., & Higuchi, Y. (2012) Baumstarkite from the Koryu Mine, Hokkaido, Japan. The Canadian Mineralogist, 50(1), 101-109.
Bavenite
Formula: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Reference: Tsuruta et al. (2005) Chigaku Kenkyu, 54, 89-93.
Bayldonite
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Bazzite
Formula: Be3Sc2(Si6O18)
Reference: Endo, S. (2007) Chigaku Kenkyu, 56, #1, 17-23.
Beaverite-(Cu)
Formula: Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Beaverite-(Zn) (TL)
Formula: Pb(Fe3+2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
Type Locality:
Reference: Eriko SATO, Izumi NAKAI, Yasuko TERADA, Yukiyasu TSUTSUMI, Kazumi YOKOYAMA, Ritsuro MIYAWAKI and Satoshi MATSUBARA (2008): Study of Zn-bearing beaverite Pb(Fe2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6 obtained from Mikawa mine, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 103, 141-144; Sato, E., Nakai, I., Terada, Y., Tsutsumi, Y., Yokoama, K., Miyawaki, R., Matsubara, S. (2011): Beaverite-(Zn), Pb(Fe2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6, a new member of the alunite group, from Mikawa Mine, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 375-378.
Beidellite
Formula: (Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Bementite
Formula: Mn7Si6O15(OH)8
Localities: Reported from at least 41 localities in this region.
Benavidesite
Formula: Pb4MnSb6S14
Bendadaite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Benitoite
Formula: BaTi(Si3O9)
Benjaminite
Formula: Ag3Bi7S12
Benleonardite ?
Formula: [Ag6(Sb,As)2S6Te] [Ag9Cu(S,Te)2Te2]
Reference: (unpublished species lists maintained by local collectors; needs confirmation)
Beraunite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
Bernalite
Formula: Fe(OH)3 · nH2O (n = 0.0 to 0.25)
Reference: Nagashima, M., Akasaka, M., & Morifuku, Y. (2016). Ore and Skarn Mineralogy of the Yamato Mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, with Emphasis on Silver‐, Bismuth‐, Cobalt‐, and Tin‐bearing Sulfides. Resource Geology, 66(1), 37-54.
Berndtite
Formula: SnS2
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara; Min. Jour. (Japan): 15:222-232.; Eijun Ohta (1991) Polymetallic Mineralization at the Toyoha Mine, Hokkaido, Japan. Mining Geology 41:279-295
Berthierine
Formula: (Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
Berthierite
Formula: FeSb2S4
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Betekhtinite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Betpakdalite-CaCa
Formula: [Ca2(H2O)17Ca(H2O)6][Mo6+8As5+2Fe3+3O36(OH)]
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Beyerite
Formula: Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Bicchulite (TL)
Formula: Ca2(Al2SiO6)(OH)2
Reference: Henmi, C., Kusachi, I., Henmi, K., Sabine, P.A., Young, B.R. (1973) A new mineral bicchulite, the natural analogue of gehlenite hydrate, from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan and Carneal, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Mineralogical Journal: 7: 243-251.; I. Kusachi, Y. Takechi, C. Henmi and S. Kobayashi (1998) Parasibirskite, a New Mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine 62:521-525.; Mineralogical Record: 27: 304.;
Bieberite
Formula: CoSO4 · 7H2O
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
'Biotite'
Localities: Reported from at least 115 localities in this region.
'Biotite var: Manganophyllite'
Birnessite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Bismoclite
Formula: BiOCl
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Localities: Reported from at least 49 localities in this region.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 60 localities in this region.
'Bismuthinite-Stibnite Series'
Reference: Hayase, K. (1955) Mineralogical Journal, 1, #4, 189-197.
'Bismuthinite-Stibnite Series var: Horobetsuite'
Formula: (Bi,Sb)2S3 to (Sb,Bi)2S3
Reference: Hayase, K. (1955): Minerals of bismuthinite-stibnite series with special reference to horobetsuite from the Horobetsu Mine, Hokkaido, Japan. Mineralogical Journal (Japan), 1, 189-197.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Bismutoferrite
Formula: Fe3+2Bi(SiO4)2(OH)
Reference: Matsubara & Miyawaki (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals. (National Science Museum, Tokyo)
Bismutohauchecornite
Formula: Ni9Bi2S8
'Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)'
Reference: Uehara, S., et al. (2014) Minerals from Kyushu and Yamaguchi. (Fukuoka Mineral Club, 355 pages)
Bismutotantalite
Formula: Bi(Ta,Nb)O4
Reference: Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 65; Uehara, S., et al. (2014) Minerals from Kyushu and Yamaguchi. (Fukuoka Mineral Club, 355 pages)
Bixbyite
Formula: Mn3+2O3
Reference: Miyahisa (1957) Ehime Daigaku Kiyo, section II, 4, 91-105.
'Black Jade'
Reference: Miyajima H (2014) Jadeitite from Itoigawa, Niigata Prefecture, central Japan. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 200
'Blaubleibender Covellite'
Reference: Matsubara, S., & Kato, A. (1979) The Occurrence of Heazlewoodite and Cobaltpentlandite from the NakauriMine, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Mem. Natn. Sci.Mus., Tokyo, (12), December 1, 1979
Bohdanowiczite
Formula: AgBiSe2
Reference: Shimizu et al. (1985) Sanko-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 92.; Int Geol Congr (2008) Oslo. MRD-09
Böhmite
Formula: AlO(OH)
Bolivarite
Formula: Al2(PO4)(OH)3 · 4-5H2O
Description: in chalcopyrite ore
Reference: Matsubara et al. (1986) Bulletin of the National Science Museum (Tokyo), 12, 35-39.
Boltwoodite
Formula: (K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Borcarite
Formula: Ca4Mg(B4O6(OH)6)(CO3)2
Reference: Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences Vol. 99 (2004) , No. 2 April 67-71
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 96 localities in this region.
Bosoite (TL)
Formula: SiO2·nCxH2x+2
Type Locality:
Reference: Momma, K., Ikeda, T., Nagase, T., Kuribayashi, T., Honma, C., Nishikubo, K., Takahashi, N., Takada, M., Matsushita, Y., Miyawaki, R. and Matsubara, S. (2014) Bosoite, IMA 2014-023. CNMNC Newsletter No. 21, August 2014, page 800; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 797-804. ; Daisuke Nishio-Hamane (2018) Compression behavior of chibaite and bosoite. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 468
Botallackite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Okamoto, Yasushi; Ito, Tsuyoshi; Inaba, Sachio; Minakawa, Testsuo (1993): Botallackite from Uchitomi Mine, Fukui Prefecture. Chigaku Kenkyu 42, 130-134.
Botryogen
Formula: MgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
Reference: Minakawa and Noto (1994) Chigaku Kenkyu, 43, 175-179.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Boussingaultite
Formula: (NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Shimobayashi, N., Ohnishi, M., & Miura, H. (2011). Ammonium sulfate minerals from Mikasa, Hokkaido, Japan: boussingaultite, godovikovite, efremovite and tschermigite. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 106(3), 158-163.
Boyleite
Formula: (Zn,Mg)SO4 · 4H2O
Reference: Shimada (1982) Sanko-Gakkai Koen-Yoshi, 15.
Brandtite
Formula: Ca2(Mn2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Matsubara, S. (2000); R. Marumoto collection; Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R., Kato, A., Matsuyama, F., Mouri, T. and Suzuki, Y. (2001): Arseniopleite from the Gozaisho mine, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Bull. Natn. Sci. Mus., Tokyo, Ser. C, 27, 51-62.
Brannerite
Formula: UTi2O6
Reference: Ishihara and Kawachi (1959) Kouzan Chishitsu, 9, 202.
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Localities: Reported from at least 70 localities in this region.
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: Ishiyama, D. et al (1982) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #2, 149-171.
Breithauptite
Formula: NiSb
Breithauptite var: Arite
Formula: Ni(Sb,As)
Reference: Takeo Kato: "Two Types of Nickeliferous Pyrrhotite Deposits Found in Korea." (9 pp)
Brianyoungite
Formula: Zn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
Britholite-(Y) (TL)
Formula: (Y,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Reference: Hata, S. (1938) Abukumalite [britholite-(Y)], a new mineral from pegmatites of Iisaka, Fukushima prefecture. Sci. Pap. Inst. Phys. Chem. Res., Tokyo, 34, 1018-1023.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Brockite
Formula: (Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Brugnatellite
Formula: Mg6Fe3+(CO3)(OH)13 · 4H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Brushite
Formula: Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
Buddingtonite
Formula: (NH4)(AlSi3)O8
Bultfonteinite
Formula: Ca2(HSiO4)F · H2O
Bunnoite (TL)
Formula: Mn2+6AlSi6O18(OH)3
Type Locality:
Reference: Nishio-Hamane, D., Momma, K., Miyawaki, R. and Minakawa, T. (2014) Bunnoite, IMA 2014-054. CNMNC Newsletter No. 22, October 2014, page 1246; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1241-1248; Nishio-Hamane, D., Momma, K., Miyawaki, R., Minakawa, T. (2016): Bunnoite, a new hydrous manganese aluminosilicate from Kamo Mountain, Kochi prefecture, Japan. Mineralogy and Petrology 110, 917-926.
Burkeite
Formula: Na6(CO3)(SO4)2
Reference: Tomonagi et al. (1989) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 58.
Buryatite
Formula: Ca3(Si,Fe,Al)(SO4)[B(OH)4]O(OH)5 · 12H2O
Description: (May include much of the pink hexagonal material previously considered to be thaumasite.)
Reference: (I. Pekov analyses)
'Buserite'
Formula: Na4Mn14O27 · 21H2O
Bustamite
Formula: CaMn2+(Si2O6)
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Cahnite
Formula: Ca2[B(OH)4](AsO4)
Reference: Shiraga et al (2002), Jourmal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 97,70-73(2002)
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Calciborite
Formula: Ca(B2O4)
Reference: Kobayashi, S., Ando, T., Kanayama, A., Tanabe, M., Kishi, S., Kusachi, I. (2014): Calciborite from the Fuka mine, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109, 13-17.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 308 localities in this region.
Calcite var: Glendonite
Formula: CaCO3
Calcite var: Manganoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Calderónite
Formula: Pb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Reference: Yamada, T. & Watanabe, H. (2002) Vanadium-bearing minerals from the Enmei mine, Shizuoka Prefecture. Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 33.
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Calkinsite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La)2(CO3)3 · 4H2O
Reference: Minakawa (1985) Chigaku Kenkyu, 36, 61-64.
Calomel
Formula: (Hg2)2+Cl2
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com
Calzirtite
Formula: CaZr3TiO9
Cancrinite
Formula: (Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Kusachi & Henmi (1990) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 97.
Canfieldite
Formula: Ag8SnS6
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Cannizzarite
Formula: Pb48Bi56S132
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Cannonite
Formula: Bi2(SO4)O(OH)2
Carbonatecyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
'Carbonite (of Heinrich)'
Description: Labelled "Mineral coke", formed by igneous intrusion into a coal bed.
Reference: Masutomi Museum specimen (Kyoto)
Carlsbergite
Formula: CrN
Reference: Ouroboros - www.um.u-tokyo.ac.jp/museum/ouroboros/01_03/diaoyudaoite.html
Carminite
Formula: PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Carobbiite
Formula: KF
Reference: Matsubara, S. (2002) The Mineral Species of Japan. (116pp)
Carpholite
Formula: Mn2+Al2(Si2O6)(OH)4
Reference: Yoshimura & Aoki (1966) Koubutsugaku Zasshi, 8, 43-48.
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Caryopilite
Formula: Mn2+3Si2O5(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Localities: Reported from at least 59 localities in this region.
Caysichite-(Y)
Formula: Ca2Y2Si4O10(CO3)3 · 4H2O
Reference: Yamada et al. (2004) [cited in Hori et al. (2006): Iwashiroite-(Y), YTaO4, a new mineral from Suishoyama, Kawamata Town, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 101, 170-177.]
Celadonite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Celsian
Formula: Ba(Al2Si2O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Cerasite (of Kikuchi)'
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Cervantite
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+O4
Cervelleite
Formula: Ag4TeS
Reference: Shimizu et al. (1994) Sanko-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 30.; Int Geol Congr (2008) Oslo. MRD-09
Cesàrolite
Formula: Pb(Mn4+)3O6(OH)2
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
'Chabazite'
Localities: Reported from at least 35 localities in this region.
Chabazite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Chabazite-Na
Formula: (Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Chabournéite
Formula: Tl4Pb2(Sb,As)20S34
Reference: Johan, Z., Mantienne, J., Picot, P. (1981): La chabournéite, un nouveau minéral thallifère. Bulletin de Minéralogie, 104, 10-15. [with EPM analyses of chabournéite from the Toya mine]; Shimizu, M., Matsuyama, F. and Shimizu, M. (1999): Hutchinsonite, TlPb(As,Sb)5S9 chabournéite, Tl2Pb(Sb,As)10S17 and unnamed (Tl,Ag)2Pb6(As,Sb)16S31 from the Toya-Takarada mine, Hokkaido, Japan -Tl mineralisation in the Kuroko deposits. Resource Geology, Special Issue no. 20, 31-37.; American Mineralogist, Volume 67, pages 621-624, 1982
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Chalcoalumite
Formula: CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Reported from at least 43 localities in this region.
Chalcophanite
Formula: (Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Chalcophyllite
Formula: Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 365 localities in this region.
Chalcopyrite var: Stannian Chalcopyrite
Formula: Cu(Fe,Sn)S2
Reference: Kase, K. (1987). Tin-bearing chalcopyrite from the Izumo vein, Toyoha mine, Hokkaido, Japan. Canadian Mineralogist, 25, 9-13.
Chalcostibite
Formula: CuSbS2
Challacolloite
Formula: KPb2Cl5
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Chamosite var: Thuringite
Formula: (Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Chapmanite
Formula: Fe3+2Sb3+(Si2O5)O3(OH)
'Charcoal'
Formula: C
Charlesite
Formula: Ca6(Al,Si)2(SO4)2[B(OH)4](OH,O)12 · 26H2O
Reference: Tanimoto et al (2001) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi (Abstracts of the Meeting of the Mineralogical Society of Japan), 113; Isao KUSACHI, Naoko SHIRAISHI, Kazumasa SHIMADA, Masayuki OHNISHI and Shoichi KOBAYASHI (2008): CO3-rich charlesite from the Fuka mine, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 103, 47-51.
Chenevixite
Formula: Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Matsubara, S. and Miyawaki, R. (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals. (National Science Museum, Tokyo)
Chesterite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)17Si20O54(OH)6
Reference: Konishi, et al (1991) Abstract of the Meeting of the Mineralogical Society of Japan, 101.
Chevkinite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La,Ca,Th)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8
'Chevkinite Group'
Reference: Okamoto collection (curated at the Geological Survey museum, Japan)
Chibaite (TL)
Formula: SiO2 · n(CH4, C2H6, C3H8, i-C4H10) (n = 3/17 (max))
Type Locality:
Reference: IMA website - approvals March 2009; Daisuke Nishio-Hamane (2018) Compression behavior of chibaite and bosoite. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 468
Childrenite
Formula: Fe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Matsubara, S. & Kato, A. (1980) Koubutsugaku Zasshi, 14, 269-286.
Chlorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 191 localities in this region.
Chloritoid
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Chondrodite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Chromio-pargasite (TL)
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Cr3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Nishio-Hamane, D., Ohnishi, M., Minakawa, T., Yamaura, J., Saito, S. & Kadota, R. (2012) Ehimeite, NaCa2Mg4CrSi6Al2O22(OH)2: the first Cr-dominant amphibole from the Akaishi Mine, Higashi-Akaishi Mountain, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 107, 1-7.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 51 localities in this region.
Chromium
Formula: Cr
Reference: Bideaux, et al: Handbook of Mineralogy.; Ouroboros - www.um.u-tokyo.ac.jp/museum/ouroboros/01_03/diaoyudaoite.html
'Chrysanthemum Stone'
Reference: Hirooh Ishi collection
Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
'Chrysoprase'
Reference: Alluvial cobbles in innumerable collections; common.
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Churchite-(Y) ?
Formula: Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Reference: Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Localities: Reported from at least 33 localities in this region.
Claudetite
Formula: As2O3
Reference: Matsubara, S. et al (2001) Mineralogical Magazine, 65, 807-812.
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
'Clays'
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Clerite
Formula: MnSb2S4
Clinobisvanite
Formula: Bi(VO4)
Reference: Matsubara, S. and Miyawaki, R. (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals. (National Science Museum, Tokyo); Uehara, S., et al. (2014) Minerals from Kyushu and Yamaguchi. (Fukuoka Mineral Club, 355 pages)
'Clinochesterite'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)17Si20O54(OH)6
Reference: Konishi, et al (1992) Abstract of the Meeting of the Mineralogical Society of Japan, 166.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
Clinochlore var: Chromian Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Clinochlore var: Leuchtenbergite
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Clinochlore var: Pennine
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Clinochlore var: Ripidolite
Formula: (Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Clinochlore var: Sheridanite
Formula: (Mg,Al,Fe)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Reference: Sudo, T., Shimoda, S., Nishigaki, S., & Aoki, M. (1967). Energy changes in dehydration processes of clay minerals. Clay Minerals, 7(1), 33-42.
'Clinochrysotile'
Clinoclase
Formula: Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Clinoenstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Clinoferrosilite
Formula: Fe2+SiO3
Reference: Matsueda, H. (1980) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 5, #4, 15-77.
Clinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Clinojimthompsonite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)5Si6O16(OH)2
'Clinoptilolite'
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Clinoptilolite-Ca (TL)
Formula: Ca3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Reference: Z. Kristallogr. 145, 216; Can. Mineral. (1997) 35, 1571
Clinoptilolite-K
Formula: K6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Reference: Minato & Takano (1964) Nendo Kagaku, 4, 12-22.
Clinoptilolite-Na
Formula: Na6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Reference: Kato, A. (2009) Explanations of distributed specimens at the Ordinary Meeting of Mumeikai Group, #27, 416-417.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Localities: Reported from at least 52 localities in this region.
Clino-suenoite
Formula: □{Mn2+2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Clinotobermorite (TL)
Formula: [Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Type Locality:
Reference: Henmi, C., & Kusachi, I. (1992). Clinotobermorite, Ca5Si6(O,OH)18.5H2O, a new mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine, 56, 353-358.
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 23 localities in this region.
Clinozoisite var: Clinothulite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimen
Clintonite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Al)3(Al3SiO10)(OH)2
Coalingite
Formula: Mg10Fe3+2(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2O
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Cobaltite var: Ferroan Cobaltite
Formula: (Co,Fe)AsS
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 22:223.
Cobaltkoritnigite
Formula: (Co,Zn)(HAsO4) · H2O
Reference: Okada et al (1994) Abstracts, IMA General Meeting, 1994, 307-308.
'Cobaltoan Nickeloan Chlorite'
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 22:223.; IMAI, N., & OTSUKA, R. (2000). Department of Mineral Industry, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, 160 Japan. Palygorskite-Sepiolite: Occurrences, Genesis and Uses, 37, 211.
Cobaltpentlandite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Coesite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Tadao Nishiyama, Hiroaki Ohfuji, Ukyo Nishi, Kazuki Harada, Kousuke Fukuba (2018) Origin of lowest temperature microdiamond in a metapelite from Nishisonogi, western Japan. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 147
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Nb2O6
Colusite
Formula: Cu13VAs3S16
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cookeite
Formula: (Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Cooperite
Formula: PtS
Reference: Stum & Tarkin (1976) Economic Geology, 71, 1451-1460.
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
'Copiapite Group'
Copper
Formula: Cu
Localities: Reported from at least 61 localities in this region.
Coquandite
Formula: Sb6+xO8+x(SO4)(OH)x(H2O)1- x (x = 0.3)
Reference: specimens seen at Kyoto show, 2010
Coquimbite
Formula: Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
'Coquimbite Group'
Description: Sub-millimeter sized, yellow-white to white pustules, associated with copiapite at high-temperature fumaroles. Perhaps not formed as a sublimate but recrystallized from watery solutions of dissolved sublimates.
Reference: Amir Akhavan collection
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 27 localities in this region.
Corkite
Formula: PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Cornubite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cornwallite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Coronadite
Formula: Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 33 localities in this region.
Corundum var: Ruby
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Chishitsu Chousajo (1902)
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Cosalite
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Costibite ?
Formula: CoSbS
Description: (Chemistry only, no x-ray data, so might possibly be paracostibite.)
Reference: Ichikawa and Matsueda (1980) Kouzan Chishitsu, 30, 37.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Localities: Reported from at least 37 localities in this region.
Cowlesite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Crednerite
Formula: CuMnO2
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
'Crossite'
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Localities: Reported from at least 58 localities in this region.
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Cummingtonite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Localities: Reported from at least 36 localities in this region.
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Cuprobismutite
Formula: Cu8AgBi13S24
Reference: Izumino, Y., Nakashima, K., & Nagashima, M. (2014). Cuprobismutite group minerals (cuprobismutite, hodrušhite, kupčíkite and padĕraite), other Bi–sulfosalts and Bi–tellurides from the Obari mine, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109(4), 177-190.
Cupromakovickyite
Formula: Cu4AgPb2Bi9S18
Reference: Yuya Izumino, Kazuo Nakashima, Mariko Nagashima (2013) Makovickyite and cupromakovickyite from the Obari mine, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, #2 (April 2013), 94-100. ; Izumino, Y., Nakashima, K., & Nagashima, M. (2014). Cuprobismutite group minerals (cuprobismutite, hodrušhite, kupčíkite and padĕraite), other Bi–sulfosalts and Bi–tellurides from the Obari mine, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109(4), 177-190.
Cupropavonite
Formula: Cu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5
Reference: 島倉広至, 三浦貴生, 浜根大輔, 松枝大治, & 三浦裕行. (2015). 北海道手稲鉱山産 Te, Bi, As 鉱物. 北海道大学地球物理学研究報告, 78, 19-35.
Cuprosklodowskite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Reference: Kato (1973), Sakurai Kobutsu Hyohon (Sakurai collection) 44
Cuprotungstite
Formula: Cu2(WO4)(OH)2
Cuspidine
Formula: Ca4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2
Cyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cymrite
Formula: BaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Dachiardite'
Dachiardite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,Na2,K2)5Al10Si38O96 · 25H2O
Dachiardite-Na
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)5Al10Si38O96 · 25H2O
Reference: Yoshimura, T. & Wakabayashi, S. (1977): Na-dachiardite and associated high-silica zeolites from Tsugawa, northeast Japan. Science Reports of Niigata University, Ser. E, Geology and Mineralogy, 4, 49-65.
Danalite
Formula: Be3Fe2+4(SiO4)3S
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Danburite
Formula: CaB2Si2O8
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Datolite var: Bakerite
Formula: Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 27: 303.; Mineralogical Journal Vol. 17 (1994) , No. 3 pp 111-117
Daubréelite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Reference: Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
Dawsonite
Formula: NaAlCO3(OH)2
Dawsonite var: Chromian Dawsonite
Formula: Na(Al,Cr)CO3(OH)2
Reference: Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
Delafossite
Formula: CuFeO2
Reference: Minakawa & Dehara (2005) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 150.
Dellaite
Formula: Ca6Si3O11(OH)2
Reference: Shimazaki, H., R.Miyawaki, K.Yokoyama, S. Matsubara & M. Bunno (2008): Occurence and New Data of Dellaite from the Akagane Mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 103,385-389(2008)
Desautelsite
Formula: Mg6Mn3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Despujolsite
Formula: Ca3Mn4+(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Brandon, K., Tazaki, K., & Okuno, M. (2009). Metal Uptake in Benthic Organisms and Argillaceous Sediments Affected by Mine Drainage in Ogoya, Ishikawa, Japan. Clay Science, 14(2), 65-79.
Destinezite
Formula: Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
Reference: Matsubara et al. (1999) Bulletin of the National Science Museum (Tokyo), 25, 51-57.
Devilline
Formula: CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Deweylite'
Formula: Mg4Si3O10 · 6H2O ?
Diadochite
Formula: Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Reference: Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R. & Iwano, S. (1999): Diadochite from the Hinomaru-Nako mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Bull. Natn. Sci. Mus., Tokyo, Ser. C, 25, 51-57.
Diamond
Formula: C
Diaoyudaoite (TL)
Formula: NaAl11O17
Type Locality:
Description: (Natural origin disputed.)
Reference: Shunxi Shen, Lirong Chen, Anchun Li, Tailu Dong, Qiuhuo Huang, and Wenqiang Xu (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(3), 224-227
Diaphorite
Formula: Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Reference: Josef Vajdak specimens obtained from Shinichi Nakanishi.
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 72 localities in this region.
Diopside var: Chromian Diopside
Formula: Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Diopside var: Diallage
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Diopside var: Schefferite
Formula: (Ca,Mn)(Mg,Fe,Mn)Si2O6
'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Reference: Watanabe, H., Tazaki, K., Islam, A. B. M., & Khodijah, C. S. (2003). 1-7. Copper biomineralization with banded structure at Dogamaru mine, Shimane Prefecture, Japan.
Djerfisherite
Formula: K6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Reference: Takechi et al (1999) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou’en-Youshi, 97
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Dmisteinbergite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimen confirmed by powder XRD; Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 39 localities in this region.
Donbassite
Formula: Al4.33(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Dana VIII
Donpeacorite
Formula: (Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2
Reference: http://kensou.shinshu-u.ac.jp/Profiles/0005/0001216/pblc1.html
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Dravite var: Chromian Dravite
Formula: Na((Mg,Cr)3)(Al,Cr)6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Akira Harada, Takashi Yamada, Satoshi Matsubara, Ritsuro Miyawaki, Masako Shigeoka, Hiroshi Miyajima, Hiroshi Sakurai (2010) Bi-bearing secondary minerals from the Kinkei mine, Chino City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. (conf. abstr. available at: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jakoka/2010/0/2010_0_75/_pdf ); Harada, Akira, Takashi Yamada, Satoshi Matsubara, Ritsuro Miyawaki, Masako Shigeoka, Hiroshi Miyajima, and Hiroshi Sakurai. (2012) "Dukeite from the Kinkei mine, Chino City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan." Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. C, 38, pp. 1–5, December 22, 2012
Dufrénite
Formula: Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Matsubara, S. & Kato, A. (1980) Koubutsugaku Zasshi, 14, 269-286.
Dufrénoysite
Formula: Pb2As2S5
Reference: Matsubara, S, et al. (2000) Abstracts of the Meeting of the Mineralogical Society of Japan, 91; Shimizu, M., Ishizaki, Y., Honma, T., Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R. (2005) Dufrenoysite and marumoite from the Okoppe mine, Japan. in Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge. Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial SGA Meeting Beijing, China, 18–21 August 2005. Session 6., Springer (Berlin) 695-697. [Poster #100]
Duftite
Formula: PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Dugganite
Formula: Pb3Zn3(AsO4)2(TeO6)
Reference: Matsubara, Satoshi; Miyawaki, Ritsuro; Yokoyama, Kazumi; Harada, Akira; Sakamoto, Mitsunari (2004): Dugganite from the Kawazu mine, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Nihon Koubutsu Gakkai Nenkai kouen youshishuu = Mineralogical Society of Japan, Annual Meeting Abstracts, vol. 2004, pp.k08-02; [?= Matsubara et al. (2004) Kobutsu-Gakkai Koen-Yoshi, 124.]
Dukeite
Formula: Bi3+24Cr6+8O57(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Akira Harada, Takashi Yamada, Satoshi Matsubara, Ritsuro Miyawaki, Masako Shigeoka, Hiroshi Miyajima, Hiroshi Sakurai (2010) Bi-bearing secondary minerals from the Kinkei mine, Chino City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. (conf. abstr. available at: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jakoka/2010/0/2010_0_75/_pdf ); Akira Harada, Takashi Yamada, Satoshi Matsubara, Ritsuro Miyawaki, Masako Shigeoka, Hiroshi Miyajima and Hiroshi Sakurai (2012) Dukeite from the Kinkei mine, Chino City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. C, 38, 1–5, December 22, 2012.; Harada, Akira, Takashi Yamada, Satoshi Matsubara, Ritsuro Miyawaki, Masako Shigeoka, Hiroshi Miyajima, and Hiroshi Sakurai. (2012) "Dukeite from the Kinkei mine, Chino City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan." Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. C, 38, pp. 1–5, December 22, 2012
Dumortierite
Formula: (Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Dypingite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Reference: Ishibashi (1956) Koubutsugaku Zasshi, 2, 447-457.; Nakata et al (1989) Mineralogical Magazine, 53, 387-388
Dzhalindite
Formula: In(OH)3
Reference: Yamada & Harada (2000) Quartz (Journal of the Friends of Mineral, Tokyo), 13, 2-9.; Int Geol Congr (2008) Oslo. MRD-09
Eckermannite ?
Formula: NaNa2(Mg4Al}Si8O22(OH)2
Eclarite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28
Reference: Harada, S., Suzuki, Y., Miyawaki, R., Momma, K., Shigeoka, M., Matsubara, S. (2017) Bi-bearing minerals at the Jishakuyama ore deposit of the Akagane mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.
Edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Edingtonite
Formula: Ba[Al2Si3O10] · 4H2O
Reference: Matsubara & Kato (1991): Ganseki-Kobutsu-Koshogaku Zasshi, 86, 273-277; Matsubara S, Miyawaki R, Yokoyama K, Shimizu M, Imai H (2004) Tokyoite, Ba2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH), a new mineral from the Shiromaru mine, Okutama, Tokyo, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 99, 363-367
Efremovite
Formula: (NH4)2Mg2(SO4)3
Reference: Shimobayashi, N., Ohnishi, M., & Miura, H. (2011). Ammonium sulfate minerals from Mikasa, Hokkaido, Japan: boussingaultite, godovikovite, efremovite and tschermigite. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 106(3), 158-163.
Eggletonite
Formula: (Na,K,Ca)2(Mn,Fe)8(Si,Al)12O29(OH)7 · 11H2O
Reference: Matsubara S, Miyawaki R, Tiba T, Imai H (2000) Tamaite, the Ca-analogue of ganophyllite, from the Shiromaru mine, Okutama, Tokyo, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 95, 79-83; MinRec 32:419. ; Tanaka, T. & Hamane, D. (2016) Epidote-(Sr) from Shiromaru mine, Tokyo prefecture, Japan. (conference presentation R1-P14)
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Localities: Reported from at least 62 localities in this region.
'Ellestadite'
Reference: Banno Y, Miyawaki R, Momma K, Bunno M (2014) CO3-bearing apatite-ellestadite series mineral from Japan. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 213
Elyite
Formula: Pb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: Miyawaki, R., Matsubara, S., and Hashimoto, E. (1997) Elyite from the Mizuhiki Mine, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Series C: Geology and Paleontology: 23: 27-33.; Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (1998) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 83: 400-403.
Emmonsite
Formula: Fe3+2(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
Emplectite
Formula: CuBiS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Empressite
Formula: AgTe
Reference: Takasu (1965) Kobutsu-Gaku Zasshi (Journal of the Mineralogical Society of Japan), 7, 350-355.; Int Geol Congr (2008) Oslo. MRD-09
Enalite (TL)
Formula: (Th,REE,Al) [(PO4),(SiO4),(OH)]
Reference: Kimura, K., and Miyake, Y. (1932): Chemical investigation of the Oriental ores containing rare elements (Part 9). On enalite, a new variety of uranothorite, found in Naegi, Gifu Prefecture. Nihon Kagakukaisha (Journ. Chem. Soc. Japan) 53, 93-100.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Eosphorite
Formula: Mn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 102 localities in this region.
Epidote-(Sr) (TL)
Formula: {CaSr}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 103,400-406(2008)
'Epidote Supergroup'
Formula: A2M3(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Alfredo Petrov, field observations, May 2011.
Epistilbite
Formula: CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
'Ericssonite-2O'
Formula: BaMn2+2Fe3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Reference: Matsubara & Nagashima (1975) Mineralogical Journal, 7, 513-525.
'Erionite'
Erionite-Ca (TL)
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Reference: Am. Mineral. 52, 1785; Can. Mineral. 35, 1571. RRUFF database- specimen I.D R061110
Erionite-Na
Formula: (Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Reference: SHIMAZU, M., & MIZOTA, T. (1972). Levyne and erionite from Chojabaru, Iki Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The Journal of the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists, 67(12), 418-424.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Eskimoite
Formula: Ag7Pb10Bi15S36
Reference: Suzuki, Y., Nakata, M., Ohe, I. (2011) Eskimoite-like mineral from Ikuno mine, Hyougo Prefecture, Japan. Chigaku Kenkyu, 60 (1), 37-39.
Eskolaite
Formula: Cr2O3
Reference: Ouroboros - www.um.u-tokyo.ac.jp/museum/ouroboros/01_03/diaoyudaoite.html
Esseneite
Formula: CaFe3+[AlSiO6]
Reference: Ciesielczuk, J., Kruszewski, Ł., & Majka, J. (2015). Comparative mineralogical study of thermally-altered coal-dump waste, natural rocks and the products of laboratory heating experiments. International Journal of Coal Geology, 139, 114-141.
Ettringite
Formula: Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
Reference: Matsuyama, F. (2001)
'Ettringite Group'
Reference: Minakawa, T., Inaba, S., Noto, S. (1986) Oyelite from Suisho-dani, Ise, Mie Prefecture. Ganseki Koubutsu Koushou Gakkaishi, 81, 138-142
Euclase
Formula: BeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Reference: Takashi ISHIBASHI et al., "Euclase from Fukuoka mine, Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan", 2011 Joint Annual Meeting of Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences and The Geological Society of Japan
Eugsterite
Formula: Na4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2O
Reference: Kobayashi et al (2005) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 153.
Eulytine
Formula: Bi4(SiO4)3
Euxenite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Evansite
Formula: Al3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
Reference: Akira Kato (1973) Sakurai Koubutsu Hyohon, 49.
Famatinite
Formula: Cu3SbS4
'Famatinite-Luzonite Series'
Reference: Polymetallic mineralization at the Shin-Ohtoyo Deposit, Harukayama District, Hokkaido, Japan, Imai, Akira; Matsueda, Hiroharu; Yamada, Ryoichi; Masuta, Kenzo, Resource Geology (Tokyo 1998), vol.49, no.2, pp.75-88, 1999
Farringtonite
Formula: Mg3(PO4)2
Reference: Shima, M., Okada, A. & Yabuki, H. (1980) Mineralogical and petrographical study of the Zaisho meteorite, a pallasite from Japan: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung, Teil a, vol. 35a: 64-68. (Jan. 1980); Buseck, P. R. & Clark, J. (1982) The Zaisho Pallasite, a Bearer of Pyroxene and Phosphoran Olivine (abstract): Meteoritics 17 (4):189-190. (Dec 1982)
Faustite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Matsuyama et al. (1996) Chigaku Kenkyu (Geoscience Magazine), 44, 183-186.
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
'Fayalite-Tephroite Series'
'Fayalite-Tephroite Series var: Knebelite'
Formula: from (Fe1.5Mn0.5)2SiO4 to (Mn1.5Fe0.5)2SiO4
Feitknechtite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Felbertalite
Formula: Cu2Pb6Bi8S19
Reference: Yokoro, Y. and Nakashima, K. (2010): Ag-Cu-Pb-Bi-S Minerals Newly Discovered from the Ohori Base Metal Deposit, Yamagata Prefecture, NE Japan: Implications for Bi-metallogenesis in the Green-Tuff Region. Resource Geology, 60, 1-17.
'Feldspar Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 27 localities in this region.
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Felsőbányaite
Formula: Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Ferberite var: Reinite (FRL)
Formula: FeWO4
Type Locality:
Reference: Dr. Matsuo Nambu collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
'Fergusonite'
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Fergusonite-(Ce) ?
Formula: (Ce,La,Nd)NbO4
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimen (from David Nieto, 2-1998)
Fergusonite-(Y)
Formula: YNbO4
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Fergusonite-(Y)-β
Formula: YNbO4
Feroxyhyte
Formula: Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Nambu & Yoshida (1997) Ganko-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 161.
Ferrarisite
Formula: Ca5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
Reference: Masayuki Ohnishi, Norimasa Shimobayashi, Shigetomo Kishi, Mitsuo Tanabe, Shoichi Kobayashi (2013) Talmessite from the Uriya deposit at the Kiura mining area, Oita Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, No. 2 (April), 116-120.
Ferriakasakaite-(La) (TL)
Formula: {CaLa}{Fe3+AlMn2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Type Locality:
Reference: Nagashima, M., Nishio-Hamane, D., Tomita, N., Minakawa, T. and Inaba, S. (2014) Ferriakasakaite-(La), IMA 2013-126. CNMNC Newsletter No. 20, June 2014, page 551; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 549-558.; Nagashima, M., Nishio-Hamane, D., Tomita, N., Minakawa, T., Inaba, S. (2015): Ferriakasakaite-(La) and ferriandrosite-(La): new epidote-supergroup minerals from Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 735-753.
Ferriallanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Fe3+AlFe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ferriandrosite-(La) (TL)
Formula: {MnLa}{Fe3+AlMn2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Type Locality:
Reference: Nagashima, M., Nishio-Hamane, D., Tomita, N., Minakawa, T. and Inaba, S. (2014) Ferriandrosite-(La), IMA 2013-127. CNMNC Newsletter No. 20, June 2014, page 551; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 549-558.; Nagashima, M., Nishio-Hamane, D., Tomita, N., Minakawa, T., Inaba, S. (2015): Ferriakasakaite-(La) and ferriandrosite-(La): new epidote-supergroup minerals from Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 735-753.
'Ferri-barroisite'
Formula: ☐(CaNa)(Mg3Fe3+2)(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Hashimoto, M. (1973) Journal Japan Assoc. Min. Petr. Economic Geology, 68, 177-182
Ferricopiapite
Formula: Fe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
'Ferrierite'
Ferrierite-K
Formula: (K2,Na2,Mg,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
Ferrierite-Mg
Formula: (Mg,Na2,K2,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
Ferri-ghoseite
Formula: ☐[Mn2+Na][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Journal Vol. 18 (1996) , No. 4 pp 155-160
Ferrihydrite
Formula: Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Reference: Kazue, T. (2000) Clays and Clay Minerals, 48, 511-520
Ferri-katophorite
Formula: Na(CaNa)(Mg4Fe3+)(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Description: (originally recorded as "magnesioferrikatophorite")
Reference: Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Ferrisymplesite
Formula: Fe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2O
'Ferritchromit'
Ferri-winchite
Formula: ☐[CaNa][Mg4(Fe3+,Al)]Si8O22(OH)2
Description: An analysis published as winchite by Nambu et al (1980)corresponds to the following formula: (K0.246Na0.234)0.48 (Ca1.29Na0.679Mn0.031)2(Mg4.437Fe3+0.276Mn0.193Al0.094)5 (Si7.829Al0.171)8 O22(OH)2, corresponding to a ferri-winchite compostion.
Reference: Nambu, Matsuo., Tanida, Katsutoshi., Kitamura, Tsuyoshi: (1980): Chemical Composition of Manganese Bearing Amphibole from Japan and its Classification. Journal of the Mineralogical Society of Japan, Vol 14, pp 98-128
Ferro-actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'
Ferrobustamite
Formula: CaFe2+(Si2O6)
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Ferro-edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ferro-gedrite
Formula: ☐{Fe2+2}{Fe2+3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ferro-glaucophane
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
Ferrohexahydrite
Formula: FeSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Nambu et al (1979) Ganseki-Koubutsu-Koshogaku Zasshi (JAMP), 74, 406-412.
Ferroindialite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg)2Al4Si5O18
Reference: Kitamura & Hiroi (1982) Mineralogy and Petrology, 80, 110-116.
Ferro-katophorite
Formula: {Na}{CaNa}{Fe2+4Al}[(AlSi7)O22](OH)2
Ferro-pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ferro-richterite
Formula: {Na}{CaNa}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ferrosaponite
Formula: Ca0.3(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: japanese specimen label dated 20-11-1994
Ferrosilite
Formula: FeSiO3
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Feruvite ?
Formula: Ca(Fe2+)3MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Minakawa & Adachi (1996) Chigaku Kenkyu, 44, 233-240.
Fianelite
Formula: Mn2+2((V,As)2O7) · 2H2O
Reference: Yamada et al (2000) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 88.
Fibroferrite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Reference: Sakurai & Ashizawa (1954) Koubutsugaku Zasshi, 1, 437-440.