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Kushikino mine (Mitsui-Kushikino mine), Kushikino City, Kagoshima, Japani
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Kushikino mine (Mitsui-Kushikino mine)Mine
Kushikino CityCity (Former)
KagoshimaPrefecture
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
31° 45' 15'' North , 130° 18' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kushikino25,744 (2018)5.2km
Satsumasendai73,132 (2017)6.9km
Ijūin25,217 (2017)18.0km
Akune25,089 (2017)30.7km
Kagoshima555,352 (2017)31.5km


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".

Regions containing this locality

AsiaContinent
Okinawa PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


27 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Aguilarite
Formula: Ag4SeS
Reference: Econ Geol (1985) 80:1415-1424
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara; Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1985) , No. 6 pp 269-274
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Masutomi Museum specimens (Kyoto); Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1985) , No. 6 pp 269-274; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1985) , No. 6 pp 269-274; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Reference: Shiga & Urashima (1983) Sanko-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 123.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1985) , No. 6 pp 269-274
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1985) , No. 6 pp 269-274; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Kyoto University collection
Gyrolite
Formula: NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1985) , No. 6 pp 269-274; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1415-1424; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1379-1406; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1379-1406; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1985) , No. 6 pp 269-274
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1379-1406; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Naumannite
Formula: Ag2Se
Reference: Masutomi Museum specimens (Kyoto); Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1415-1424; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1985) , No. 6 pp 269-274
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Masutomi Museum specimens (Kyoto); Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan); Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Makoto Watanabe (1983) Journal of Science of the Hiroshima University, Series C, 8, #1, 67-94.; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Pyrostilpnite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Miyahisa et al (1977) Koubutsugaku Zasshi, 13, 209-219.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan); Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1985) , No. 6 pp 269-274; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1985) , No. 6 pp 269-274; Econ Geol (1985) 80:283-293; Makoto Watanabe (1983) Journal of Science of the Hiroshima University, Series C, 8, #1, 67-94.
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010) Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Aguilarite2.BA.55Ag4SeS
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Clausthalite2.CD.10PbSe
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Naumannite2.BA.55Ag2Se
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrostilpnite2.GA.10Ag3SbS3
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Gyrolite9.EE.30NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Saponite9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Aguilarite2.4.1.3Ag4SeS
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Naumannite2.4.1.2Ag2Se
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ø = 4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Pyrostilpnite3.4.2.2Ag3SbS3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Saponite71.3.1b.2Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 73 - PHYLLOSILICATES Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets
Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets with double and single layers
Gyrolite73.2.2c.1NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3
S AcanthiteAg2S
S StibniteSb2S3
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S AguilariteAg4SeS
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
AsArsenic
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
SeSelenium
Se NaumanniteAg2Se
Se ClausthalitePbSe
Se AguilariteAg4SeS
AgSilver
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag NaumanniteAg2Se
Ag PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag SilverAg
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag AguilariteAg4SeS
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
TeTellurium
Te AltaitePbTe
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb AltaitePbTe
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
Pb GalenaPbS

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

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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