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Wakamatsu mine, Nichinan-cho, Hino-gun, Tottori, Japani
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Wakamatsu mineMine
Nichinan-cho- not defined -
Hino-gun- not defined -
TottoriPrefecture
JapanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 4' 30'' North , 133° 13' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.07500,133.21667
GeoHash:G#: wynxx3jqt
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Chrome mine in meta-ultrabasic rock.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'
Description: Al 0.4<0.6 apfu.
Reference: Bamba, Takeo (1978) The Alpine Chrome Ores from Japan. Jour. Fac. Sci., Hokkaido Univ., Ser. lV, vol. 18, nos. 1-2, Feb., 1978, 167-179; Harada, Zyunpéi (1954) Chemical Analyses of Japanese Minerals (III) Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University. Series 4, Geology and mineralogy = 北海道大學理學部紀要, 8(4):289-348
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Bamba, Takeo (1978) The Alpine Chrome Ores from Japan. Jour. Fac. Sci., Hokkaido Univ., Ser. lV, vol. 18, nos. 1-2, Feb., 1978, 167-179
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Bamba, Takeo (1978) The Alpine Chrome Ores from Japan. Jour. Fac. Sci., Hokkaido Univ., Ser. lV, vol. 18, nos. 1-2, Feb., 1978, 167-179
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Econ Geol (1994) 89:1279-1288
Gedrite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Jun-ichi Kitahara (1965) Hydrophlogopite from the Wakamatsu chromite mine, Tottori Prefecture. The Journal of the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists, 54, #1, 32-38.
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Reference: Alfredo Petrov - unpublished
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Bamba, Takeo (1978) The Alpine Chrome Ores from Japan. Jour. Fac. Sci., Hokkaido Univ., Ser. lV, vol. 18, nos. 1-2, Feb., 1978, 167-179
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Reference: Alfredo Petrov - unpublished
'Hydrophlogopite'
Reference: Jun-ichi Kitahara (1965) Hydrophlogopite from the Wakamatsu chromite mine, Tottori Prefecture. The Journal of the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists, 54, #1, 32-38.
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Reference: Econ Geol (1994) 89:1279-1288; Bamba, Takeo (1978) The Alpine Chrome Ores from Japan. Jour. Fac. Sci., Hokkaido Univ., Ser. lV, vol. 18, nos. 1-2, Feb., 1978, 167-179
Magnesiochromite var: Picrochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Reference: Harada, Zyunpéi (1954) Chemical Analyses of Japanese Minerals (III) Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University. Series 4, Geology and mineralogy = 北海道大學理學部紀要, 8(4):289-348
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Alfredo Petrov - unpublished
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Alfredo Petrov - unpublished
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Description: Al 0.4<0.6 apfu.
Reference: Bamba, Takeo (1978) The Alpine Chrome Ores from Japan. Jour. Fac. Sci., Hokkaido Univ., Ser. lV, vol. 18, nos. 1-2, Feb., 1978, 167-179; Harada, Zyunpéi (1954) Chemical Analyses of Japanese Minerals (III) Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University. Series 4, Geology and mineralogy = 北海道大學理學部紀要, 8(4):289-348
Uvarovite
Formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Reference: Alfredo Petrov - unpublished
Vermiculite
Formula: Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Description: (Described as "Hydrophlogopite".)
Reference: Jun-ichi Kitahara (1965) Hydrophlogopite from the Wakamatsu chromite mine, Tottori Prefecture. The Journal of the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists, 54, #1, 32-38.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Heazlewoodite'2.BB.05Ni3S2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Hercynite'4.BB.05Fe2+Al2O4
'Magnesiochromite'4.BB.05MgCr2O4
var: Picrochromite4.BB.05MgCr2O4
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Dravite'9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
'Forsterite'9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
'Gedrite'9.DD.05☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Saponite9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Uvarovite9.AD.25Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Vermiculite9.EC.50Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'-
'Hydrophlogopite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Heazlewoodite2.5.3.1Ni3S2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Hercynite7.2.1.3Fe2+Al2O4
Magnesiochromite7.2.3.1MgCr2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Uvarovite51.4.3b.3Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Gedrite66.1.2.5☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Vermiculite71.2.2d.3Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Saponite71.3.1b.2Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'-
'Hydrophlogopite'-
Magnesiochromite
var: Picrochromite
-MgCr2O4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
BBoron
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
O MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
O Magnesiochromite (var: Picrochromite)MgCr2O4
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
O VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Mg MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Mg Magnesiochromite (var: Picrochromite)MgCr2O4
Mg SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
Si VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S HeazlewooditeNi3S2
CaCalcium
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Cr Magnesiochromite (var: Picrochromite)MgCr2O4
Cr UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Fe SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
NiNickel
Ni HeazlewooditeNi3S2

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: 3185852
Mesozoic-Cenozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (23.03 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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- Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
- Bamba, Takeo (1978) The Alpine Chrome Ores from Japan. Jour. Fac. Sci., Hokkaido Univ., Ser. lV, vol. 18, nos. 1-2, Feb., 1978, 167-179


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