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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): 36.02222,138.81667
GeoHash:G#: xn6syvehw
Locality type:District
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


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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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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