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Nakatsugawa city, Gifu pref., Japan

This locality is closed to collectors.


Field of view: 40 mm. Reddish-brown chabazite. The rhombohedral reddish-brown crystals are chabazite. The reddish-brown color is due to Fe replacing Ca. The surrounding opaque white parts are orthoclase, and the translucent gray parts are quartz.

Recovered from a pocket of a Topaz-NYF pegmatite associated with S-type (Ilmenite-series) granite. Formed in the Late Cretaceous (67 Ma).

Chabazite from this location was described in 1938.

Other localities

  • Hirukawa (Pegmatite, Fe-bearing)
  • Kinzan valley (Serpentinite, Rhombohedral)
  • Obora path (Hyaloclastite, Rhombohedral)
  • Sogaura (Hyaloclastite, Rhombohedral)
  • Yoshimi (GS facies, Rhombohedral)
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