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Taguchi Mine

Yatsuhashi, Shitara city, Kita-Shitara county, Aichi pref., Japan

This locality is strictly closed to collecting.


Field of view: 10 mm. Celsian(?) associated with rhodonite. It exhibits rainbow-like iridescence in a specific direction of the crystal. The surrounding massive pink host is aggregate of fine rhodonite and quartz crystals.

Recovered from a bedded manganese deposit in pelitic schist subjected to Amphibolite facies regional metamorphism and contact metamorphism by granodiorite.

Celsian from this location was described in 1985.

Other localities

  • Taguchi Mine (Bedded Mn, Granular)
  • Shiromaru Mine (Bedded Mn, Massive)
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