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Hirase mine, Shirakawamura, Gifu, Japani
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Hirase mineMine
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Hirase mine, Shirakawamura, Gifu, Japan
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 10' 15'' North , 136° 55' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.17083,136.91667
GeoHash:G#: xn3mg8ewm
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

Hydrothermal vein-type molybdenum deposit, mined from 1931 until 1979.
Classic japanese locality for large molybdenite "floater" crystals, from vein of very fractured quartz.

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Honshu Island, Japan

Island - 1,361 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: PbCuBi3S6
Reference: Matsubara, S. & Miyawaki, R. (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals (National Science Museum)
Formula: Pb3Cu3Bi7S15
Reference: S. Matsubara & R. Miyawaki (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals.
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Masutomi Museum specimens (Kyoto)
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Masutomi Museum (Kyoto)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
ø = 3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

O QuartzSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
S KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6
S LindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Cu KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6
Cu LindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Pb KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6
Pb LindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15
Bi KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6
Bi LindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleogene - Cretaceous
23.03 - 145 Ma

ID: 3185867
Mesozoic-Cenozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (23.03 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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