(142.401E 42.776N) Located in a mountain valley on the island of Hokkaido, the Hidaka mining district had significant deposits of chromium (51,000 tons a year), nickel (about 1050 tons a year), and manganese (about 94,000 tons per year), and the town was Japan’s major producer of ferromanganese for steel production. The mines also produced gold, which had first been discovered in 1917. The deposits are found in an ophiolite gabbro.

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Bamba (accessed 2014-6-5)

Cohen (1949) (accessed 2014-6-5)

Van Royen and Bowles (1952)

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