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Japanese calcite localities

4,091 localities

A list of Japanese calcite localities described in citable papers and books. The list is edited based on the editing policy of location lists.

LS means limestone mine.

Calcites are also included in metasomatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks as a minor component and/or veinlets.

Year of description
Location (Prefecture, Synonym, Comments)
Year 1875
Kiura mine (Oita)
Year 1885
Kamioka mine (Gifu), Karuizawa mine (Fukushima)
Year 1886
Sasagatani mine (Shimane), Yamakawa mine (Miyazaki), Handa mine (Fukushima)
Year 1887
Ichinokawa mine (Ehime)
Year 1888
Kuki mine (Shimane), Sakurago mine (Yamaguchi, Asahi mine, Zomeki mine), Kanayama mine (Tottori)
Year 1889
Higashiyama-Hayashi (Tokushima, Mizui, LS), Ikina (Tokushima, Naga, LS), Shiroishi mine (Kochi, LS), Shimoda (Kochi, Tosa, LS)

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