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Sado mine, Sado Island, Niigata, Japani
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Female labour at Sado Gold Mine, Japan, ca. 1910.

Sado mine, Sado Island, Niigata, Japan
Female labour at Sado Gold Mine, Japan, ca. 1910.

Sado mine, Sado Island, Niigata, Japan
Female labour at Sado Gold Mine, Japan, ca. 1910.

Sado mine, Sado Island, Niigata, Japan
Female labour at Sado Gold Mine, Japan, ca. 1910.

Sado mine, Sado Island, Niigata, Japan
Female labour at Sado Gold Mine, Japan, ca. 1910.

Sado mine, Sado Island, Niigata, Japan
Female labour at Sado Gold Mine, Japan, ca. 1910.

Sado mine, Sado Island, Niigata, Japan
Female labour at Sado Gold Mine, Japan, ca. 1910.

Sado mine, Sado Island, Niigata, Japan
Female labour at Sado Gold Mine, Japan, ca. 1910.

Sado mine, Sado Island, Niigata, Japan
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 2' 15'' North , 138° 15' 39'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.03750,138.26111
GeoHash:G#: xnf26hw8m
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Ancient gold-silver mine, worked intermittently from 1601 until 1974; it closed in 1989. It also worked a seaside placer deposit. Famous as a place political prisoners were sent to work during the Shogun era.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; 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.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1415-1424
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Jalpaite
Formula: Ag3CuS2
Reference: Taguchi et al (1974) Koubutsugaku Zasshi, 11, 345-358.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; 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: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Mckinstryite
Formula: Ag5-xCu3+xS4
Reference: Taguchi et al (1974) Koubutsugaku Zasshi, 11, 345-358.
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Reference: Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Reference: Matsubara: Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed.) (under old name "arsenpolybasite")
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: 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.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dr Yohachiro Okamoto (1876-1960) collection (curated by the Geological Survey of Japan)
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: 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.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Nokleberg, W.J., ed., (2010), Metallogenesis and tectonics of northeast Asia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1765, 624 p.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Electrum1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jalpaite2.BA.45Ag3CuS2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Mckinstryite2.BA.40Ag5-xCu3+xS4
Miargyrite2.HA.10AgSbS2
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Jalpaite2.4.4.1Ag3CuS2
Mckinstryite2.4.5.1Ag5-xCu3+xS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
ø = 2
Miargyrite3.7.3.2AgSbS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JalpaiteAg3CuS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MckinstryiteAg5-xCu3+xS4
S MiargyriteAgSbS2
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu JalpaiteAg3CuS2
Cu MckinstryiteAg5-xCu3+xS4
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag JalpaiteAg3CuS2
Ag MckinstryiteAg5-xCu3+xS4
Ag MiargyriteAgSbS2
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb MiargyriteAgSbS2
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
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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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3184242
Cenozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic 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]

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

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- Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.

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