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    Ashio Copper Mine

    Ashio Copper Mine began operations around the 1600’s in Tochigi prefecture, Japan, and was originally owned by the Tokugawa shogunate, the last feudal Japanese military government.


    The mine produced around 1500 tonnes of copper annually. However, output gradually dwindled over the years and was closed temporarily in 1800.

    In 1877, the mine came under the private ownership of a well-known Japanese businessman named Furukawa Ichibei.

    The facility soon underwent rapid modernization during the Meiji Restoration, increasing the output of the mine as well as the introduction of refining capabilities and a smelter.

    In the 1880’s,...Read More
    Ashio Copper Mine began operations around the 1600’s in Tochigi prefecture, Japan, and was originally owned by the Tokugawa shogunate, the last feudal Japanese military government.


    The mine produced around 1500 tonnes of copper annually. However, output gradually dwindled over the years and was closed temporarily in 1800.Read More
    Fan | Ashio Copper Mine from $50.00 AUD