Besshi Copper Mine Memorial Museum, Niihama

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The Besshi copper mine was a rich source of copper in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. The deposits were discovered in 1690, and copper mining began in the following year. From then until the closing of the mine in 1973, Besshi produced about 700,000 tons of copper, and contributed to Japan's trade and modernization. The Sumitomo family managed the mine, which helped build the Sumitomo zaibatsu. The Dōzan River was named after the copper mine.The Minetopia Besshi theme park uses some of the mine's facilities.
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  • I ran from Niihama Eki to Tonaru via road and then back down the valley on the trail to the main road and back to Niihama. Good Sunday long run. Great views and even a little snow when I last did...  more »
  • Another child copper mine is best known for free. The hotel is prohibited! But in Dongping Museum exhibits almost the same thing. Or the thoughts of people who lived in the besshi copper mine was good. Than that, you can visit fassaite. Reservations please by all means ask.
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  • So you say preparation of another Mint pie and Dongping partly to stop by here so is recommended. The hotel's stately and serene atmosphere. Staff very friendly and close session even though me the article on the book, I was happy. Thank you, thank you! 思i出sete at that time, was involved in another child copper mine are coming here was a happy thing without permission.
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