Mineralpedia Details for Nakauriite
Named after the type locality at the Nakauri mine on Honshu Island, Japan. This rare mineral occurs as filling fractures in serpentinite at its type locality and on chromatite from serpentinite at a Scottish locality at Hagdale Quarry. Additional localities include the United States, Italy, and Austria. Nakauriite occurs associated with chrysotile, magnesite, artinite, pyroaurite, brochantite, malachite, callaghanite, hydromagnesite, antigorite, talc, quartz, theophrastite, pentlandite, and heazlewoodite.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/nakauriite.pdf
Nakauriite from Nakauri mine, Aichi prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan
- Special Info
- Type Locality
Blue crusts on serpentine matrix. This mineral has 48 water molecules and is a rather rare mineral worldwide. This is type locality.