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Miyake Island, Miyake, Miyake Subprefecture, Tokyo Metropolis, Japani
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Miyake IslandIsland
MiyakeVillage
Miyake SubprefectureSubprefecture
Tokyo MetropolisPrefecture
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Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Miyake-jima
Other Languages:
French:
Miyakejima, Miyake, sous-préfecture de Miyake, Tokyo, Japon
German:
Miyake-jima, Miyake, Präfektur Tokio, Japan
Japanese:
三宅島, 三宅村, 三宅支庁, 東京都, 日本
Russian:
Миякедзима, Мияке, Мияке, Токио, Япония
Simplified Chinese:
三宅島, 三宅村, 三宅支廳, 東京都, 日本
Spanish:
Miyakejima, Miyake, Subprefectura de Miyake, Tokio, Japón
Arabic:
مياكي جيما, مياكي, مياكه , طوكيو, اليابان
Azeri:
Мiyakecima, Tokio, Yaponiya
Cebuano:
Miyake Jima, Tokyo, Hapon
Czech:
Mijakedžima, Prefektura Tokio, Japonsko
Dutch:
Miyake-jima, Miyake, Miyake, Tokio, Japan
Esperanto:
Miyake-jima, Tokio, Japanio
Farsi/Persian:
میاکجیما, میاکه، توکیو, توکیو, ژاپن
Korean:
미야케섬, 미야케촌, 미야케 지청, 도쿄도, 일본
Lithuanian:
Mijakedžima, Tokijas, Japonija
Portuguese:
Ilha Miyake, Miyake, Tóquio, Japão
Slovak:
Mijakedžima, Tokio, Japonsko
Swedish:
Miyake-jima, Tokyo prefektur, Japan
Tagalog:
Miyake, Miyake, Tokyo, Hapon
Traditional Chinese:
三宅島, 三宅村, 三宅支廳, 東京都, 日本
Turkish:
Miyakejima, Miyake , Tokyo, Japonya
Ukrainian:
Острів Міяке, Міяке, Область Міяке, Токіо, Японія
Vietnamese:
Miyakejima, Tokyo, Nhật Bản
Western Punjabi:
میاک-جیما, ٹوکیو, جپان


Small island with active volcano. Augite-olivine basalt. Famous as the classic locality for anorthite crystals, thousands of which were thrown out loose by the July 1874 eruption and distributed in collections around the world; usually coated with a film of reddish or blackish glassy lava. Some crystals display metallic schiller caused by discontinuous included films of native copper and/or copper-zinc alloys. Visiting and collecting here is sometimes impeded by eruptions of SO2 and H2S gas.

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9 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'α-Brass'
Formula: Cu3Zn
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimens
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Can Mineral February 1, 1996 vol. 34 no. 1 147-159 ; Murakami, H. et al (1991) Native copper included by anorthite from the island of Miyakejima: implications for arc magmatism. J. Min. Petr. Economic Geology, 86, 364-374.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Minerals in Japan (Field Best Encyclopedia V. 15, 2003); Murakami, H. et al (1991) Native copper included by anorthite from the island of Miyakejima: implications for arc magmatism. J. Min. Petr. Economic Geology, 86, 364-374. (quoting from Hirabayashi, et al (1984) Change in chemical composition of volcanic gases and sublimates collected after the 1983 eruption of Miyakejima. Bull. Volcano. Soc. Japan, 29, 2nd series, Special issue, The 1983 eruption of Miyakejima, S308-S318).
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Alfredo Petrov collection
'Charcoal'
Formula: C
Reference: Alfredo Petrov, field observations in ash layer from 1874 eruption.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Murakami, H. et al (1991) Native copper included by anorthite from the island of Miyakejima: implications for arc magmatism. J. Min. Petr. Economic Geology, 86, 364-374.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Murakami, H. et al (1991) Native copper included by anorthite from the island of Miyakejima: implications for arc magmatism. J. Min. Petr. Economic Geology, 86, 364-374. (quoting from Hirabayashi, et al (1984)nChange in chemical composition of volcanic gases and sublimates collected after the 1983 eruption of Miyakejima. Bull. Volcano. Soc. Japan, 29, 2nd series, Special issue, The 1983 eruption of Miyakejima, S308-S318).
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Description: Brown, transparent. Well-known to local residents, who mistakenly call it "peridot".
Reference: Murakami, H. et al (1991) Native copper included by anorthite from the island of Miyakejima: implications for arc magmatism. J. Min. Petr. Economic Geology, 86, 364-374.
'Glass'
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimens
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Description: Rare, as microcrystal druses on the surface of volcanic bombs.
Reference: Shinsuke Goto and Alfredo Petrov collections.
Kremersite
Formula: (NH4,K)2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
Reference: S. Matsubara (2002) "The Mineral Species of Japan" (Koubutsu Joho)
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan specimen.; Murakami, H. et al (1991) Native copper included by anorthite from the island of Miyakejima: implications for arc magmatism. J. Min. Petr. Economic Geology, 86, 364-374. (quoting from Hirabayashi, et al (1984)nChange in chemical composition of volcanic gases and sublimates collected after the 1983 eruption of Miyakejima. Bull. Volcano. Soc. Japan, 29, 2nd series, Special issue, The 1983 eruption of Miyakejima, S308-S318).
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2+2)Sb4S12S
Reference: Murakami, H. et al (1991) Native copper included by anorthite from the island of Miyakejima: implications for arc magmatism. J. Min. Petr. Economic Geology, 86, 364-374. (quoting from Hirabayashi, et al (1984)nChange in chemical composition of volcanic gases and sublimates collected after the 1983 eruption of Miyakejima. Bull. Volcano. Soc. Japan, 29, 2nd series, Special issue, The 1983 eruption of Miyakejima, S308-S318).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
'α-Brass'1.AB.10aCu3Zn
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2+2)Sb4S12S
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Kremersite3.CJ.10(NH4,K)2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 9 - Silicates
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Charcoal'-C
'Glass'-

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 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'3.3.6.1Cu6(Cu4X2+2)Sb4S12S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
AmBX5·xH2O
Kremersite11.4.1.2(NH4,K)2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
'Charcoal'-C
'Glass'-
'α-Brass'-Cu3Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Kremersite(NH4,K)2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
CCarbon
C CharcoalC
NNitrogen
N Kremersite(NH4,K)2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
OOxygen
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O Kremersite(NH4,K)2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O TenoriteCuO
O HematiteFe2O3
O CupriteCu2O
MgMagnesium
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
AlAluminium
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
SSulfur
S Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4X22+)Sb4S12S
ClChlorine
Cl Kremersite(NH4,K)2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
KPotassium
K Kremersite(NH4,K)2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
CaCalcium
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
FeIron
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Kremersite(NH4,K)2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu α-BrassCu3Zn
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4X22+)Sb4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn α-BrassCu3Zn
SbAntimony
Sb Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4X22+)Sb4S12S

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyake-jima
Wikidata ID:Q1075076
GeoNames ID:1856788

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Anorthite and Native Brass by Alfredo Petrov


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