The Story ofMichinoku Gold

Set of mining materials from the Oya Mine



ContentsJapan Heritage

Materials related to ore extraction and dressing in the Oya Mine. The materials include mining equipment used by miners, as well as machinery, documents, and photographic records related to the extraction and dressing of ore. They are a valuable resource for understanding the expansion and flourishing that Japan’s modern gold mines underwent, as well as the circumstances of their closing.

Cultural assets status / Classification

undesignated (Historical Folk Materials)

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