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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: 3 mm. Pyrophanite associated with rhodonite. The group of tabular black crystals is pyrophanite. The transparent parts with a vitreous luster are quartz, and the massive pink parts are rhodonite.

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

Pyrophanite from this location was described in 1960.

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