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Tremolite

Horado Mine

Horado-Komi, Seki city, Gifu pref., Japan

Tremolite

Field of view: 30 mm. A group of tremolite. The white fibers are tremolite. The yellowish-green grains at the center and at the lower left are grossular underlying tremolite.

Recovered from skarn formed by contact metamorphism of I-type (magnetite-series) granite associated with a caldera complex. Formed in the early Paleocene (65 Ma).

Tremolite from this location was described in 1996.

Other localities

  • Waga-Sennin Mine (Metasomatic Skarn, Fibrous)
  • Horado Mine (Skarn, Fibrous)
  • Kuriyaze Bridge (Serpentinite, Fibrous)
  • Kurotani (Serpentinite, Prismatic)
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