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Hokutolite Nature Reserve

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Information

Date of Proclamation December 26, 2013
Size of Area (ha) 0.2
Primary Object for Protection Hokutolite
Scope of Administration The water areas and some nearby river banks between the 2nd and 4th dikes of the Beitou Creek. On either side are the Beitou Museum and a wood bridge by Atami Hotel Taipei Onsen. 
Authority in-charge-of Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government

Hokutolite is the only one of the 4,000 minerals in the world that was named after a place in Taiwan. It acquired the name because it was discovered in Beitou. Due to the development of hot springs that blocked the sources, Hokutolite in the Beitou area could not be precipitated and formed anymore. In addition, due to indiscriminate mining, in recent years it has become hard to find. Luckily, according to survey results, in some areas of the Beitou Creek, there is still Hokutolite to be found. On December 26, 2013, the Hokutolite Nature Reserve was established to protect this precious gem.
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