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Oppu mine, Nishimeya-mura, Naka-Tsugaru-gun, Aomori, Japani
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Oppu mineMine
Nishimeya-mura- not defined -
Naka-Tsugaru-gun- not defined -
AomoriPrefecture
JapanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 27' 30'' North , 140° 17' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.45833,140.28333
GeoHash:G#: xp5y0jpny
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Hirosaki174,972 (2017)21.9km
Takanosu20,542 (2017)27.1km
Ōdate64,543 (2017)31.1km
Kuroishi38,615 (2017)32.8km
Noshiro51,079 (2017)35.2km


First worked in the late 17th century for silver ore, then during the 18th century for copper. In the 19th century it produced lead, zinc and cadmium, until it was closed in 1979. Reworked on a small scale in the 1980s for its banded rhodochrosite as lapidary material.

Famous for its beautiful banded mammillary rhodochrosite specimens.

(Buserite found at lower 7 level of the mine).

Regions containing this locality

Okhotsk PlateTectonic Plate
Honshu Island, JapanIsland

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
'Buserite'
Formula: Na4Mn14O27 · 21H2O
Reference: (Fuji News, 8-12-2004: loose nodules deposited in waters of flooded galleries; post-mining)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: C. Lemanski collection (7285CL).
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Gene Meieran collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Masutomi Museum specimens
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: John Rakovan
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: C. Lemanski collection (7285CL).
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Masutomi Museum specimens
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 61:11.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Gene Meieran collection
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
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 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Buserite'4.FL.35Na4Mn14O27 · 21H2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Buserite'-Na4Mn14O27 · 21H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BuseriteNa4Mn14O27 · 21H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O BuseriteNa4Mn14O27 · 21H2O
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
NaSodium
Na BuseriteNa4Mn14O27 · 21H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn BuseriteNa4Mn14O27 · 21H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3184693
Cenozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and 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

References

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- Rocks & Minerals: 61:11.
- 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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