足尾銅山

Ashio dōzan - Ashio Copper Mine


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Location: (36.6333, 139.4399)
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Address: Ashio Copper Mine, 9-2 Ashiomachitsudo, Nikko, Tochigi 321-1514, Tel: +81-288-93-3240.
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History

1550 first discovered.
1610 farmers discover copper ores and Mount Ashio becomes a government-run quarry.
1871 become privately owned.
1877 new owner Furukawa Ichibei discovers new copper weins and introduces advanced mining technology.
1973 mine closed.
1974 Furukawa Co, Ltd. held accountable for the poisonings.
1980 opened to the public.

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