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Field Stop: Iriki Kaolin Mine

By
Toshihiko Hayashi
Toshihiko Hayashi
Metal Mining Agency of Japan, Tokiwa Bldg, 1-24-14, Toranomon, Minato-ku,Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
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Published:
January 01, 2001

Abstract

The open pit of the Iriki kaolin mine is located on the western flank of Imuta volcano (see route map, day 3-1) and produced filler and coating material for paper until February 2001. Now mining from the pit has stopped but still maintains production and sales by importing material from China, which is then treated at the mine.

The kaolin zone is white and light gray and consists of kaoli- nite, dickite, quartz, and minor opal C-T (Fujii et al., 1989; Fig. 1). The smectite zone is yellow to pale green and consists of smectite, kaolinite, opal, and minor amounts of alunite.

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Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series

Epithermal Gold Mineralization and Modern Analogues, Kyushu, Japan

Craig A. Feebrey
Craig A. Feebrey
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Toshihiko Hayashi
Toshihiko Hayashi
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Sachihiro Taguchi
Sachihiro Taguchi
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Society of Economic Geologists
Volume
34
ISBN electronic:
9781934969878
Publication date:
January 01, 2001

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