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Waga-sennin Mine

Sennin, Waga village, Kitakami city, Iwate pref., Japan

Source for Iron


Field of view: 10 mm. A group of hematite. The rosette group of hexagonal platy black crystals with a metellic luster is hematite.

Recovered from an oxidative metazomatic zone combined with skarn formed by contact metamorphism of S-type (Ilmenite-series) granodiorite. Formed in the middle Miocene (15 Ma).

Hematite from this location was described in 1889.

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