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Yoshikawa Mine

Yoshikawa, Shinshiro city, Aichi pref., Japan


Field of view: 20 mm. A group of artinite. The bundle of acicular white crystals with a silky luster is artinite. The light gray basement is weathered serpentinite.

Recovered from an open space in a meteoric oxidation zone of serpentinite in an accretionary compelx subjected to Pumpellyite-Actinolite facies metamorphism.

Artinite from this location was described in 1973.

Other localities

  • Yoshikawa Mine (Serpentinite, Acicular)
  • Dainichi Mine (Serpentinite, Radial)
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