|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||35° 16' 59'' North , 134° 40' 0'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||35.28333,134.66667|
|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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48 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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|Paleogene - Cretaceous|
23.03 - 145 Ma
|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.