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Mount Myoken

Kozuma village, Hitachi-Ota city, Ibaraki pref., Japan

This locality is closed to collecting.


Field of view: 10 mm. A single crystal of spodumene. The tabular grayish-white crystal exhibiting perfect cleavage is spodumene. The surrounding white parts are albite.

Recovered from a spodumene subtype rare-element pegmatite in S-type (Ilmenite-series) granite. Formed in the Late Cretaceous (100 Ma).

The first spodumene from Japan was reported from this location in 1977.

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