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Nurukawa mine, Hirakawa City, Aomori, Japani
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Nurukawa mineMine
Hirakawa CityCity
AomoriPrefecture
JapanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 30' 12'' North , 140° 47' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.50333,140.78889
GeoHash:G#: xphn7trm4
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Siliceous Kuroko-type ore, one of the last such deposits discovered in Japan. Operated relatively briefly around 1985-1990, mainly as a gold producer, with lesser zinc and silver production.

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Honshu Island, Japan

Island - 1,361 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: label of specimen obtained at Shinjuku show, June 2005
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: label of specimen obtained at Shinjuku show, June 2005
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: label of specimen obtained at Shinjuku show, June 2005
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: label of specimen obtained at Shinjuku show, June 2005; Kato, A. (2010) Mumeikai Group meeting, No. 30.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: label of specimen obtained at Shinjuku show, June 2005
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: label of specimen obtained at Shinjuku show, June 2005
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Kato, A. (2010) Mumeikai Group meeting, No. 30.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
'Silver'1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4

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
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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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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