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Shin-mikawa mine, Yakage-cho, Oda-gun, Okayama, Japani
Regional Level Types
Shin-mikawa mineMine
Yakage-cho- not defined -
Oda-gun- not defined -
OkayamaPrefecture
JapanCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):新美川鉱山, 岡山県 小田郡 矢掛町
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° North , 133° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~9km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Copper mine in biotite-granite, dioritic rocks.

Historical Summary:
- Started around 1916.
- In 1938, owner changed. The owner officially got prospecting rights.
- In 1952, owner changed. The owner named this mine "Shin-mikawa mine".
- At 1957, the mine was already closed.
Researchers of Geological Survey Japan described that Pyromorphite from this mine contains Uranium (0.26-0.29%U).

Regions containing this locality

Honshu Island, Japan

Island - 1,361 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Radioactive minerals from Shin-mikawa mine, Monthly Report of Geologocal Survey of Japan, Vol.11, No.1
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Reference: "Caledonite from Shin-mikawa mine, Okayama Pref.", Chigaku-Kenkyu, 54(4), 235-237, 2006
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Radioactive minerals from Shin-mikawa mine, Monthly Report of Geologocal Survey of Japan, Vol.11, No.1
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Radioactive minerals from Shin-mikawa mine, Monthly Report of Geologocal Survey of Japan, Vol.11, No.1
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Radioactive minerals from Shin-mikawa mine, Monthly Report of Geologocal Survey of Japan, Vol.11, No.1
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Radioactive minerals from Shin-mikawa mine, Monthly Report of Geologocal Survey of Japan, Vol.11, No.1
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Radioactive minerals from Shin-mikawa mine, Monthly Report of Geologocal Survey of Japan, Vol.11, No.1
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Radioactive minerals from Shin-mikawa mine, Monthly Report of Geologocal Survey of Japan, Vol.11, No.1

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Caledonite'7.BC.50Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Pyromorphite'8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Caledonite32.3.2.1Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
PbLead
Pb CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

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