Photographs and the History
Abandoned Mines in Akita


Ani mine

阿仁鉱山の発見は 1309 年と伝えられ、江戸中期から銅鉱を産出し、日本三大銅山の一つとして数えられるまでに発展します。
1978 年閉山

According to tradition, the discovery was made in 1309. The mine produced copper ore from the second half of the 17th century and later grew into one of Japan's three largest copper mines.
closure in 1978

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Osarizawa Mine

尾去沢鉱山の発見は 708 年と伝えられ、1300 年の歴史を有します。元禄年間より銅鉱を産出し、日本の発展を支えました。
1978 年閉山

The copper mine has a history of 1300 years. The discovery was made in 708, and the mine contributed to the growth of Japan from the end of the 17th century.
closure in 1978

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Fukasawa Mine

1994 年閉山

The mine operated as one of the last black ore mines of Japan in the Hokuroku region, rich in black ore deposits.
closure in 1994

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Furutobe Mine

古遠部鉱山は 1911 年に発見され、昭和中期より黒鉱を産出して発展し、日本の高度経済成長を支えました。
1986 年閉山

The mine was discovered in 1911, and mined black ore supported rapid economic growth of Japan in the middle of the 20th century.
closure in 1986

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