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Yunosawa Mine

Ikarigaseki, Hirakawa city, Aomori pref., Japan


Field of view: 10 mm. Baryte perched on jordanite. The tabular transparent crystals are baryte. The surrounding host is jordanite encrusted with white clay.

Recovered from an open space of a sulfide vein of a moderate-temperature hydrothermal deposit associated with rhyolitic welded tuff in a caldera complex. Formed in the late Pliocene (3.5 Ma).

Baryte from this location was described in 1896.

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