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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. Richterite assocaited with rhodonite. The short dark green prisms exhibiting perfect cleavage in a direction are richterite. The surrounding pink parts are rhodonite, and the transparent grains are quartz. Richterite, rhodonite, and quartz form a unclear band structure.

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

Richterite from this location was described in 1961.

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