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Akagane mine, Esashi ward, Ohshuu City, Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 10' North , 141° 20' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.16667,141.33333
GeoHash:G#: xnuwb45f3
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


A small skarn-type copper and iron ore deposit, mined from 1912 until 1974 (1958 production 19,000 t Fe; average Fe content of ore 39.5%). Carboniferous pyroclastic and sedimentary rocks (greenstone and limestone) are cut by igneous intrusions (quartz porphyry, porphyrite, gabbro, granite and granodiorite). The ore body and the skarn are developed along the contact zone of gabbro.


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

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Late Paleozoic
252.17 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3186244
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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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References

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- Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R. (1999). Baghdadite from the Akagane Mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Bull. Nat. Sci. Mus., Tokyo, Ser. C., 25 (3-4): 65-72.
- Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan

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