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


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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1324 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.
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Localities: Reported from at least 7 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'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
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 51 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 124 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'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
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: Ca2Mn2+(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
Localities: