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Kasuga mine, Makurazaki City, Kagoshima, Japani
Regional Level Types
Kasuga mineMine
Makurazaki CityCity
KagoshimaPrefecture
JapanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
31° 15' 59'' North , 130° 16' 29'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Makurazaki24,971 (2017)4.0km
Kaseda-shirakame23,710 (2017)17.2km
Ibusuki29,710 (2017)35.8km
Ijūin25,217 (2017)40.7km
Kagoshima555,352 (2017)42.4km
Name(s) in local language(s):
春日鉱山


Miocene epithermal gold ore with maximum grades over 5g/t. Owned by Nippon Mining, who currently work it mainly for silica. high-sulfidation Nansatsu-type

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.)
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Morishita, Y., Hammond, N. Q., Momii, K., Konagaya, R., Sano, Y., Takahata, N., & Ueno, H. (2019). Invisible Gold in Pyrite from Epithermal, Banded-Iron-Formation-Hosted, and Sedimentary Gold Deposits: Evidence of Hydrothermal Influence. Minerals, 9(7), 447.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.)
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.)
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Morishita, Y., Hammond, N. Q., Momii, K., Konagaya, R., Sano, Y., Takahata, N., & Ueno, H. (2019). Invisible Gold in Pyrite from Epithermal, Banded-Iron-Formation-Hosted, and Sedimentary Gold Deposits: Evidence of Hydrothermal Influence. Minerals, 9(7), 447.
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Morishita, Y., Hammond, N. Q., Momii, K., Konagaya, R., Sano, Y., Takahata, N., & Ueno, H. (2019). Invisible Gold in Pyrite from Epithermal, Banded-Iron-Formation-Hosted, and Sedimentary Gold Deposits: Evidence of Hydrothermal Influence. Minerals, 9(7), 447.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Masutomi Museum specimen (Kyoto); Morishita, Y., Hammond, N. Q., Momii, K., Konagaya, R., Sano, Y., Takahata, N., & Ueno, H. (2019). Invisible Gold in Pyrite from Epithermal, Banded-Iron-Formation-Hosted, and Sedimentary Gold Deposits: Evidence of Hydrothermal Influence. Minerals, 9(7), 447.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.)
'Glass'
Reference: Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.)
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.; Morishita, Y., Hammond, N. Q., Momii, K., Konagaya, R., Sano, Y., Takahata, N., & Ueno, H. (2019). Invisible Gold in Pyrite from Epithermal, Banded-Iron-Formation-Hosted, and Sedimentary Gold Deposits: Evidence of Hydrothermal Influence. Minerals, 9(7), 447.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Morishita, Y., Hammond, N. Q., Momii, K., Konagaya, R., Sano, Y., Takahata, N., & Ueno, H. (2019). Invisible Gold in Pyrite from Epithermal, Banded-Iron-Formation-Hosted, and Sedimentary Gold Deposits: Evidence of Hydrothermal Influence. Minerals, 9(7), 447.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.)
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.)
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Morishita, Y., Hammond, N. Q., Momii, K., Konagaya, R., Sano, Y., Takahata, N., & Ueno, H. (2019). Invisible Gold in Pyrite from Epithermal, Banded-Iron-Formation-Hosted, and Sedimentary Gold Deposits: Evidence of Hydrothermal Influence. Minerals, 9(7), 447.
Luzonite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.)
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.)
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.); Morishita, Y., Hammond, N. Q., Momii, K., Konagaya, R., Sano, Y., Takahata, N., & Ueno, H. (2019). Invisible Gold in Pyrite from Epithermal, Banded-Iron-Formation-Hosted, and Sedimentary Gold Deposits: Evidence of Hydrothermal Influence. Minerals, 9(7), 447.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt; Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.); Morishita, Y., Hammond, N. Q., Momii, K., Konagaya, R., Sano, Y., Takahata, N., & Ueno, H. (2019). Invisible Gold in Pyrite from Epithermal, Banded-Iron-Formation-Hosted, and Sedimentary Gold Deposits: Evidence of Hydrothermal Influence. Minerals, 9(7), 447.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Mateen, T., et al. (2013) EBSD study of quartz c-axis orientations in the silicified host rocks of the Kasuga gold deposit, southwest Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 278-287. (NB: mineral in the volcanic country rock or silicified volcanic host rock.)
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Masutomi Museum specimen (Kyoto)
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Morishita, Y., Hammond, N. Q., Momii, K., Konagaya, R., Sano, Y., Takahata, N., & Ueno, H. (2019). Invisible Gold in Pyrite from Epithermal, Banded-Iron-Formation-Hosted, and Sedimentary Gold Deposits: Evidence of Hydrothermal Influence. Minerals, 9(7), 447.
Zinkenite
Formula: Pb9Sb22S42
Reference: Sugaki and Kitakaze (1986) Ganseki-Koubutsu-Koshogaku Zasshi, 81, 454-457.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Luzonite2.KA.10Cu3AsS4
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Zinkenite2.JB.35aPb9Sb22S42
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Diaspore4.FD.10AlO(OH)
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Glass'-
'Hornblende'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Luzonite3.2.2.1Cu3AsS4
1 < ø < 2
Zinkenite3.8.1.1Pb9Sb22S42
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Glass'-
'Hornblende'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O RutileTiO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
AlAluminium
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S LuzoniteCu3AsS4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MarcasiteFeS2
S ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
S CovelliteCuS
S SulphurS8
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu LuzoniteCu3AsS4
Cu CovelliteCuS
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As LuzoniteCu3AsS4
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42

References

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- Kamitani, M., Okumura, K., Teraoka, Y., Miyano, S., and Watanabe, Y. (2007): Mineral Resources Map of East Asia. Geological Survey of Japan.
Morishita, Y., Hammond, N. Q., Momii, K., Konagaya, R., Sano, Y., Takahata, N., & Ueno, H. (2019). Invisible Gold in Pyrite from Epithermal, Banded-Iron-Formation-Hosted, and Sedimentary Gold Deposits: Evidence of Hydrothermal Influence. Minerals, 9(7), 447.

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