PREFECTURAL STONES OF JAPAN
▶PREFECTURAL STONES OF JAPAN（705KB_PDF）
The Geological Society of Japan has selected a rock, a mineral and a fossil that represent each of 47 Prefectures of Japan, and presented the selection list to the public on 10 May 2016, the Geology Day in Japan. Either geologically, industrially or historically important stones that occur in respective Prefectures are selected. The English version of the list is given below where Prefectures are arranged from North to South.
This is an outreach action of the Society in commemoration of its 125th Anniversary that is expected in 2018. Other anniversary-related actions of the Sosiety include cooperation for publication of “The Geology of Japan” (published by the Geological Society of London in April, 2016), support for the 10th International Earth Science Olympiad (20–27 August 2016 at Mie, Japan), and publication of a number of timely, comprehensive reviews on various fields of geological sciences in the Society’s journals; “The Journal of the Geological Society of Japan” and “Island Arc”.
We hope international audience can get quick insights into geological richness of the archipelago and useful materials to make geological communication with its dwellers by the list of Prefectural Stones of Japan.