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Tanakami-yama (Tanokami-yama), Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° North , 135° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~25km
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

Granite pegmatite district, mined for centuries for its feldspar for the local ceramic industry. Crystal pockets have been almost completely worked out by local mineral collectors, and many of the dumps are overgrown with forest, so not much of collector interest is left to find here.

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

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  • Honshu Island
    • Kinki Region

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Harada, K., Honda, M., Nagashima, K., Kanisawa S. (1977) Masutomilite, manganese analog of zinnwaldite, with special reference to masutomilite-lepidolite-zinnwaldite series. Mineralogical Journal (Japan): 8: 95-100.
Rakovan, J., Ono, M. and Francis, C. (2009). Tanakamiyama: A Classic Japanese Pegmatite District. Rocks & Minerals, 84:520-527.
角谷安華, 河野俊夫, 中野聰志, 西村彰子, & 星野美保子. (2012). Case study of zircon from a pegmatite in the Tanakami Granite pluton, central Japan: Occurrence, morphology, texture and chemical composition. Bulletin Of The Geological Survey Of Japan, 63(7-8), 203-226.

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