Sado mine, Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, Chubu Region, Honshu Island, Japan
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||38° 2' 15'' North , 138° 15' 39'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||38.0375, 138.261111111|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Asia|
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.
21 valid minerals.
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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.