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Fuka mine, Fuka, Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho), Takahashi City, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 46' 0'' North , 133° 25' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.7666666667, 133.433333333
Name(s) in local language(s):布賀鉱山, 岡山県 高梁市 備中町布賀
Other regions containing this locality:Asia


Underground mine for very pure calcite which was used by a toothpaste company, among others. Interesting species are in high-temperature, boron-bearing, extremely low-Fe calc-silicate skarn between calcite limestone orebody and igneous intrusives (monzonite).

Collecting strictly prohibited to everyone except researchers associated with Okayama University.

Mineral List


81 valid minerals. 12 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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References

Henmi, C., Kusachi, I., Henmi, K., Sabine, P.A., Young, B.R. (1973) A new mineral bicchulite, the natural analogue of gehlenite hydrate, from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan and Carneal, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Mineralogical Journal: 7: 243-251.

Henmi, C., Kusachi, I., Kawahara, A., Henmi, K.(1977) Fukalite, a new calcium carbonate silicate hydrate mineral. Mineralogical Journal of Japan: 8: 374-381.

Henmi, C., Kusachi, I., Kawahara, A., Henmi, K. (1978). 7T wollastonite from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture. Mineralogical Journal: 9(3): 169-181.

Kusachi, I., Henmi, C., Henmi, K. (1980) 10Å Tobermorite from Fuka, the Town of Bitchu, Okayama Prefecture. Journal of the Mineralogical Society of Japan: 14: 314-322. (in Japanese)

Kusachi, I., Henmi, C., Henmi, K. (1984) An oyelite-bearing vein at Fuka, the town of Bitchu, Okayama Prefecture. Journal of the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists: 79: 267-275.

Nakai, I., Okada, H., Masutomi, K., Koyama, E., Nagashima, K. (1986) Henmilite, Ca2Cu(OH)4[B(OH)4]2, a new mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. American Mineralogist: 71: 1234-1239.

Kusachi, I., Henmi, C. (1991). Sillenite from Fuka, Okayama prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Journal: 15(8): 343-348.

Henmi, C., Kusachi, I. (1992) Clinotobermorite, Ca5Si6(O,OH)18·5H2O, a new mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine: 56(3): 353-358.

Henmi, C., Kusachi, I., Henmi, K. (1995) Morimotoite, Ca3TiFe2+Si3O12, a new titanian garnet from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine: 59: 115-120.

Henmi, C. (1995) Kusachiite, CuBi2O4, a new mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine: 59: 545-548.

Kusachi, I., Henmi, C., Kobayashi, S. (1995) Takedaite, a New Mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine: 59: 549-552.

Henmi, C., Kusachi, I., Henmi, K. (1996) Zirconium minerals and zirconian garnet from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Journal: 18(2): 54-59.

Kusachi, I., Henmi, C., Kobayashi, S. (1996) Johnbaumite from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Journal: 18(2): 60-66.

Mandarino, J.A. (1996) Abstracts of New Mineral Descriptions. Mineralogical Record: 27: 303.

Kusachi, I., Takechi, Y., Henmi, C., Kobayashi, S. (1998) Parasibirskite, a New Mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine: 62: 521-525.

Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R., Kato, A., Yokoyama, K., Okamoto, A. (1998) Okayamalite, Ca2B2SiO7, a new mineral, boron analogue of gehlenite. Mineralogical Magazine: 62: 703-706.

Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J., Roberts, A.C. (1999) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 84: 686.

(2002) Lapis: 11: 12.

Shiraga, K., Kusachi, I., Kobayashi, S., Takechi, Y. (2002) Cahnite from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences: 97: 70-73.

Y. Takechi, I. Kusachi, Y. Nakamuta and K. Kase (2003) Talnakhite associated with andradite skarn at Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Resource Geol., 53, 227-232.

Kusachi, I., Kobayashi, S., Tanabe, M. Kishi, S., Yamakawa, J. (2004) Inyoite from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences: 99(2): 67-71.

Ohnishi, M., Kusachi, I., Kobayashi, S., Yamakawa, J., Tanabe, M., Kishi, S., Yasuda, T. (2007) Numanoite, Ca4CuB4O6(OH)6(CO3)2, a new mineral species, the Cu analogue of borcarite from the Fuka mine, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The Canadian Mineralogist: 45(2): 307-315.

Kusachi, I., Shiraishi, N., Simada, K., Ohnishi, M., Kobayashi, S. (2008) CO3-rich charlesite from the Fuka mine, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences: 103: 47-51.

Tanaka, T., Minakawa, T., Kusachi, I., Tanabe, M. (2009) Bi-bearing and REE-free zálesíite from the Fuka mine, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences: 104: 164-167.

Biagioni, C., Bonaccorsi, E., Perchiazzi, N., Merlino, S. (2010) Single crystal refinement of the structure of baghdadite from Fuka (Okayama Prefecture, Japan). Periodico di Mineralogia: 79: 1-9.

Kusachi, I., Kobayashi, S., Takechi, Y., Nakamuta, Y., Nagase, T., Yokoyama, K., Momma, K., Miyawaki, R., Shigeoka, M., Matsubara, S. (2013) Shimazakiite-4M and shimazakiite-4O, Ca2B2O5, two polytypes of a new mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine: 77: 93-10.

Kobayashi, S., Ando, T., Kanayama, A., Tanabe, M., Kishi, S., Kusachi, I. (2014) Calciborite from the Fuka mine, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences: 109: 13-17.

Ando, T., Kanayama, A., Kobayashi, S., Miyawaki, R., Kishi, S., Tanabe, M., Kusachi, I. (2015) Roweite from the Fuka mine, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences: 110(1): 29-34.

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