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

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Permian - Carboniferous
252.17 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 1376984
Carboniferous-Permian sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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References

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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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