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Akenobe mine, Oya-cho, Yabu City, Hyogo Prefecture, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 16' 59'' North , 134° 40' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.28333,134.66667
GeoHash:G#: wyrb8rjk2
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Name(s) in local language(s):明延鉱山, 兵庫県 養父市 大屋町明延


A copper-zinc-tin-tungsten-arsenic mine, now closed, which worked more than 50 veins, some of them highly telescoped xenothermal veins (i.e. high- and low-temperature minerals superimposed in the same veins) cutting Paleozoic and Mesozoic sediments and younger gabbroic to dioritic intrusives. Tin was discovered here in 1908 and for many years this mine produced as much Sn as all other japanese tin deposits combined. Tungsten was produced from both ferberite and scheelite; arsenic trioxide from arsenopyrite.


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Paleogene - Cretaceous
23.03 - 145 Ma



ID: 3185852
Mesozoic-Cenozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (23.03 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic 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]

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References

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Kato, a., & Fujiki, Y. (1969). The Occurrence of Stannoidites from the Xenothermal Ore Deposits of the Akenobe, Ikuno, and Tada Mines, Hyogo Prefecfure, and the Fukoku Mine, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Journal, 5(6), 417-433.
- Mining Annual Review:(1985):407.
- Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): International Strategic Mineral Issues Summary Report - Tungsten. US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
- Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
- Takeo Katou (1917) The ring-ore from the Akenobe mine, province of Tajima, Japan. Journal of the Geological Society of Tokyo, 24, #287, 35-39.

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