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Japanese smectite localities
A list of Japanese smectite localities described in citable papers and books.
The list is edited based on the editing policy of location lists.
Smectites are also included in metasomatic, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks as a minor component.
- Year of description
Location (Prefecture, Synonym, Comments)
- Year 1976
Wakasennin mine (Iwate, Tohira-Natsuhata mine), Yamada (Kagoshima, Hishikari)
- Year 1977
Izuuma (Shizuoka, Sakuma, Cr and Ni-bearing)
- Year 1979
Nozaikogyo mine (Hokkaido, Kurisawa), Showa-Renga mine (Hokkaido, Kurisawa), Ukitayogyo mine (Hokkaido, Kuriyama), Hatoyama (Hokkaido, Kuriyama), Yugawara (Kanagawa, Metazomatic)
- Year 1981
Toho mine (Aichi), Kobada (Kagoshima, Ebino), Mount Tobigamori (Iwate)
- Year 1982
Ariake bay (Saga), Nanri (Saga), Otsuka (Kumamoto, Hitoyoshi, Takanita river), Nabari mine (Mie, Placer)
- Year 1984
Oki-Dogo (Shimane, Metasomatic), Itsukaichi (Tokyo, Zeolite), Urizukuri (Yamaguchi, Kawakami), Kushikino mine (Kagoshima, Hioki mine), Iwami mine (Shimane, Cu)
- Year 1985
Machida (Oita, Hosenji), Nabeyama mine (Shimane), Igi mine (Shimane), Mount Shimoyama (Kagoshima), Mount Towari (Aomori, Lake Towada, meta), Bonotsu (Kagoshima, Kawabe), Take hot spring (Kumamoto, Oguni), Shimoda (Shizuoka, meta)
See Japanese page for more localities.