Wakamatsu Mine

The biggest chrome mine in Asia, the Wakamatsu Mine (若松鉱山) lays on the side of some mountain in Okayama Prefecture. Its existence is very well-known and hasn’t been forgotten. The location and history of the mine definitely deserve a museum and some restoration.  Unfortunately, the structure has obviously not been designed to last: in the few years after it was closed, the decay has been spectacular.

HIGHLIGHTS

– Nice hike
– Leaking water
– All the tools

FACTS

  • 1899 – 1995

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