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Kushikino mine (Mitsui-Kushikino mine), Kushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu Region, Japan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 45' 15'' North , 130° 18' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.75417,130.30000
GeoHash:G#: wvssth9t6
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Epithermal gold-silver veins with quartz-calcite gangue in Miocene andesite, owned by Mitsui Mining (1958 production: 804 Kg Au, grade 5.3g/t ; 6.8 tons Ag, grade 47g/t.)
Mine now closed. Famous among collectors for its superb calcite "butterfly twins".


Mineral List


27 valid minerals.

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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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3191225
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

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- Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293
- Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
- Ore Geology Reviews 34 (2008) 597-609

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