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Enzan-Takemori, Koshu city, Yamanashi pref., Japan

This locality is closed to collecting.

Source for Titanium


Field of view: 1 mm. Anatase perched on quartz. The bipyramidal black crystal at the center is anatase. The surrounding fine prismatic transparent crystals are quartz.

Recovered from an open space of an alpine fissure in hornfels, shale of an accretionary complex subjected to Albite-Epidote-hornfels facies metamorphism by I-type (Magnetite-series) granite. Formed in the late Miocene (10 Ma),

Anatase from this location was described in 1956.

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