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Wakasa Mine, Oi-cho-Hongo, Oi-gun, Fukui, Japani
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Wakasa MineMine
Oi-cho-Hongo- not defined -
Oi-gun- not defined -

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Name(s) in local language(s):若狭鉱山, 福井県 大飯郡 おおい町 本郷
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 29' North , 135° 37' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.48333,135.61667
GeoHash:G#: xn23y5913
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

Ref.: Rocks & Min.: 22:113. An open cut nickel mine owned by Mori Kogyo Co. (Also mined for siliceous rock for manufacture of silica brick - with 5 million tons reserves it was the largest such deposit in Japan.)

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Honshu Island, Japan

Island - 1,361 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Formula: Mg4Si3O10 · 6H2O ?
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Deweylite'-Mg4Si3O10 · 6H2O ?

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Deweylite'-Mg4Si3O10 · 6H2O ?

List of minerals for each chemical element

H DeweyliteMg4Si3O10 · 6H2O ?
O DeweyliteMg4Si3O10 · 6H2O ?
Mg DeweyliteMg4Si3O10 · 6H2O ?
Si DeweyliteMg4Si3O10 · 6H2O ?

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Mesozoic - Late Paleozoic
66 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 3185776
Paleozoic-Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (66 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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