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Amo mine (Amou mine), Kawai-cho-amo (Kawai-cho-amou), Hida City, Gifu, Japani
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Amo mine (Amou mine)Mine
Kawai-cho-amo (Kawai-cho-amou)- not defined -
Hida CityCity
GifuPrefecture
JapanCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):天生(あもう)鉱山, 岐阜県 飛騨市 河合町天生
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° North , 137° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~6km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Ref: Geology and Mineral Resources of Japan (Geological Survey of Japan, 1960)

A major (but now closed) gold deposit. The gold occurred in multiple pyritiferous quartz veins in Jurassic gneiss. A separate area was once Japan's leading graphite producer, where veins and masses of graphite cut intercalations of gneiss with limestone.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Geology and Mineral Resources of Japan (Geological Survey of Japan, 1960)
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Geology and Mineral Resources of Japan (Geological Survey of Japan, 1960)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Geology and Mineral Resources of Japan (Geological Survey of Japan, 1960)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Geology and Mineral Resources of Japan (Geological Survey of Japan, 1960)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
'Graphite'1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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