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Hirao mine, Onsen-cho, Minoh (Minoo), Osaka Prefecture, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 50' North , 135° 28' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.8333333333, 135.466666667
Other regions containing this locality:Asia

Abandoned Zn mine in zinc mineralization emplaced along the Satsukioka fault in altered Jurassic shales of the Tamba Formation.

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26 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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- Ohnishi, M. et al.: Secondary minerals from the Hirao Old Mine, Onsen-cho, Minoo City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Chigaku-Kenkyu 50:137-159 (2001) (in Japanese).
Ohnishi, M., Kusachi, I., Kobayashi, S., & Yamakawa, J. (2007). Mineral chemistry of schulenbergite and its Zn-dominant analogue from the Hirao mine, Osaka, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 102(4), 233-239.
- M. Ohnishi, N. Shimobayashi, D. Nishio-Hamane, K. Shinoda, K. Momma, and T. Ikeda (2013): Minohlite, a new copper-zinc sulfate mineral from Minoh, Osaka, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 335-342.

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