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Natsume Mine

Natsume, Oya city, Yabu county, Hyogo pref., Japan


Width: 30 mm. Nickeline associated with gersdorffite. The copper-red parts with a metallic luster are nickeline. The dark gray parts are gersdorffite.

Recovered from a nickeline-gersdorffite nodule in a Fe-Ni deposit of serpentinitized harzburgite, a part of an opholite.

The first nickeline from Japan was reported from this location in 1907.

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