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Chichibu mining district (Chichibu mine), Nakatsugawa, Ohtaki-mura, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, Kanto Region, Honshu Island, Japan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 1' 20'' North , 138° 49' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.0222222222, 138.816666667
Other regions containing this locality:Asia


Located in western Saitama Prefecture, West of Chichibu City. This mine contains two ore bodies: The Doshinkubo and the Hashikakezawa.

This district produced the first copper mined in Japan, in the year 707 C.E., early in the reign of Empress Gemmei.

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63 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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References

Harda, K., Nagashima, K., Nakao, K., Kato, A. (1971) Hydroxylellestadite, a new apatite from Chichibu Mine, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. American Mineralogist: 56: 1507-1518

Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.

Hirotomo, U. (1986). Chemical Composition of Magnetite from the Hydrothermal Alteration Zone of Quartz Diorite Bodies, Chichibu Mining Area, Japan. Rock Magnetism and Paleogeophysics, 13, 60.

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