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Wakamatsu Mine

The biggest chrome mine in Asia, the Wakamatsu Mine lays on the side of some mountain in Okayama Prefecture.

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