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Shiraki village, Toba city, Mie pref., Japan


Field of view: 10 mm. Vuagnatite associated with pectolite. The transparent grains with a vitreous luster are vuagnatite. The surrounding opaque white parts are pectolite. The dark green part at the bottom is the host serpentinite.

Recovered from an open space of a pectolite vein in serpentinite subjected to Greenschist facies metamorphism.

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

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