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Horobetsu sulphur mine, Soubetsu-cho (Sobetsu-cho), Iburi Province, Hokkaido, Japan

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° North , 140° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~10km
Name(s) in local language(s):幌別鉱山(幌別硫黄鉱山), 壮瞥町, 胆振総合振興局, 北海道, 日本
Other regions containing this locality:Asia

(Not to be confused with the Horobetsu Au-Ag-Cu mine in neighbouring Noboribetsu city!)

Pleistocene volcanogenic sedimentary sulfur-marcasite deposit related to the Usu volcanic zone, mined from 1940 until 1959.

"Type locality" for "horobetsuite", a rare intermediate variety of the stibnite-bismuthinite series.

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8 valid minerals.

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Takeo Kato, Takeo Watanabe, Akira Nakamoto (1934) On the sulphur deposits associated with iron sulphide ore, found in the Quaternary Formation of Japan. Japan Journal of Geology and Geography, 15, 3-4, 287-324.

Hayase, K. (1955) Mineral. Journ. 1: 189-197.

Masao Sano et al., "Explanatory Text of the Geological Map of Japan - Noboribetsu-onsen", Geological Survey of Hokkaido, 1953

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