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Gozaisho Mine

Odaira, Tono village, Iwaki city, Fukushima pref., Japan

Source for Iron


Field of view: 2 mm. Hematite associated with rhodonite. The tabular black crystals are hematite. The surrounding pink host is massive aggregate of rhodonite.

Recovered from a bedded manganese deposit subjected to Epidote-Amphibolite facies regional metamorphism and contact metamorphism by granite.

Hematite from this location was described in 1975.

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