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Matsumaezawa pit (no. 3 orebody), Tanohata mine, Tanohata-mura, Shimohei-gun, Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 55' North , 141° 54' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.9166666667, 141.9
Name(s) in local language(s):田野畑鉱山 松前沢坑, 岩手県 下閉伊郡 田野畑村
Other regions containing this locality:Asia

Metasedimentary manganese mine.

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23 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Nagase, Toshiro; Hori, Hidemichi; Kitamine, Mizuya; Nagashima, Mariko; Abduriyim, Ahmadjan; Kuribayashi, Takahiro (2012): Tanohataite, LiMn2Si3O8(OH): a new mineral from the Tanohata mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 107, 149-154.

Nishio-Hamane, D., Minakawa, T., Okada, H. (2014): Iwateite, BaNa2Mn(PO4)2, a new mineral from Tanohata mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109, 34-37.

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