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Kaňkite, kankite

Suzukura Mine

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

Kaňkite, Kankite

Field of view: 5 mm. A crust of Kaňkite(Kankite). The earthy yellowish-green parts are Kaňkite(Kankite). The gray basement is gangue quartz.

Recovered from an open space of a quartz vein in a meteoric oxidation zone of a moderate-low-temperature hydrothermal deposit in I-type (Magnetite-series) granite. Formed in less than 50 years after the mine was closed,

The first Kaňkite (Kankite) from Japan was reported from this location in 1982.

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