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Graphite

Amo Mine

Amo, Kawai village, Hida city, Gifu pref., Japan

Source for carbon

Graphite

Field of view: 30 mm. Graphite associated with gneiss. The black parts with a metallic luster are graphite. The white grains are feldspar and quartz.

Recovered from gneiss formed by Granulite facies medium-P regional metamorphism.

Graphite from this location was described in 1897.

Other localities

  • Amo Mine (Medium-P metamorphic, Micaceous)
  • Ishizuka Pass (Low-P metamorphic, Massive)
  • Hanazono Cave (Low-P metamorphic, Hexagonal Platy)
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