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Nishizawa mine, Kuriyamamura, Nikko City, Tochigi, Japani
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Nishizawa mineMine
Kuriyamamura- not defined -
Nikko CityCity
TochigiPrefecture
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Name(s) in local language(s):西沢鉱山(西沢金山), 栃木県 日光市 栗山村
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° North , 139° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~37km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Gold-silver mine located near Nikko. Mesothermal to epithermal quartz veins. Now abandoned and forested.

Regions containing this locality

Honshu Island, Japan

Island - 1,361 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Kyoto University collection; Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Argyrodite
Formula: Ag8GeS6
Reference: Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Canfieldite
Formula: Ag8SnS6
Reference: Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Takeo Kato (1928) The Japanese Journal of Geology and Geography, 6, #1-2, 31-48. ; Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Reference: Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Reference: Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Description: Reported as "wolframite", but thin bladed crystals are red translucent, so most likely = hubnerite.
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Reference: Dana 7:I:430.; Kyoto University collection; Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Wada (1904): Minerals of Japan
Roquesite
Formula: CuInS2
Reference: Matsubara and Miyawaki (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals, p 110 (Tokai University Press); Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Smithite
Formula: AgAsS2
Reference: Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Description: Light-colored, low-Fe variety.
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection; Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).
Xanthoconite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Kato (1968) Chigaku Kenkyu, 19, 309-310.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Electrum1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Argyrodite'2.BA.70Ag8GeS6
'Canfieldite'2.BA.70Ag8SnS6
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Freibergite2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Matildite2.JA.20AgBiS2
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Roquesite2.CB.10aCuInS2
Smithite2.GC.30AgAsS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Xanthoconite2.GA.10Ag3AsS3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
Ferberite4.DB.30FeWO4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hübnerite4.DB.30MnWO4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Argyrodite2.5.6.1Ag8GeS6
Canfieldite2.5.6.2Ag8SnS6
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Roquesite2.9.1.4CuInS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Xanthoconite3.4.2.1Ag3AsS3
ø = 2
Matildite3.7.1.1AgBiS2
Smithite3.7.3.1AgAsS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Ferberite48.1.1.2FeWO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O FerberiteFeWO4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HübneriteMnWO4
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ArgyroditeAg8GeS6
S CanfielditeAg8SnS6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
S GalenaPbS
S MatilditeAgBiS2
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S RealgarAs4S4
S RoquesiteCuInS2
S SmithiteAgAsS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
MnManganese
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FerberiteFeWO4
Fe FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Cu RoquesiteCuInS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
GeGermanium
Ge ArgyroditeAg8GeS6
AsArsenic
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As RealgarAs4S4
As SmithiteAgAsS2
As XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ArgyroditeAg8GeS6
Ag CanfielditeAg8SnS6
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Ag MatilditeAgBiS2
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SmithiteAgAsS2
Ag XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
InIndium
In RoquesiteCuInS2
SnTin
Sn CanfielditeAg8SnS6
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
WTungsten
W FerberiteFeWO4
W HübneriteMnWO4
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi MatilditeAgBiS2

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Takeo Kato (1928) The Japanese Journal of Geology and Geography, 6, #1-2, 31-48.
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Shimizu, M., Matsubara, S., Shimizu, M., Kyouno, Y., Harada, A., & Cook, N. J. (2007). High-grade Ag–Cu–Sn–In mineralization in the Nishizawa-Ashio area, Tochigi Prefecture, central Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(suppl 1).


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