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Horobetsu mine (Horobetsu gold-silver-copper mine), Noboribetsu City, Iburi Province, Hokkaido, Japan

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Name(s) in local language(s): 幌別鉱山, 北海道 (胆振総合振興局) 登別市 鉱山町
Au, Ag, Cu mine in Horobetsu, Shiraoi and Osari-bawa Formation.
Started in 1898, closed in 1973.
It was recorded that 0.3 to 0.4 tons of Cu with Au, Ag was refined per a day in 1912.

There are two major adits as follows:

Iwagasaki adit :
Approx. 12km NNW from central Horobetsu town.
Mainly, chalcopyrite and pyrite (rarely, baryte, bornite) in quartz vein were mined.

Asahi adit :
Approx. 5km NW from Iwagasaki adit.
Mainly, Au ore was mined.

(Not to be confused with the Horobetsu sulphur mine in neighbouring Soubetsu town!)

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3 entries listed. 3 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.

Masao Sano et al., "Explanatory Text of the Geological Map of Japan - Noboribetsu-onsen", Geological Survey of Hokkaido, 1953

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