#524: Sado Kinzan (category: gold mine)
The Sado Kinzan was the largest gold mine in the Japanese history and contributed greatly to producing gold coins. It was located in the Sado Island (or Sado-ga-shima), Niigata Prefecture.
The gold production from the mine was active between the Edo period (the 17th century) and 1989. You can take a tour of the mine in the facility named Shiseki Sado Kinzan.
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