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Sado Gold and Silver Mine, Toward World Heritage

2016/01/15

On Sado Island, which is off the coast of mainland Japan, there were some large-scale mines which had been developed from the middle of the 16th century, and those remains are preserved in good condition.
Sado Gold and Silver Mine is now aiming to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In November 2010, Sado Gold and Silver Mine was inscribed on Japan's World Heritage Tentative List, under the title of "The Sado Complex of Heritage Mines, Primarily Gold Mines".

Sado Magistrate's Office (restored)

Brochure on Sado Gold and Silver Mine (2014)

The Sado Complex of Heritage Mines, Primarily Gold Mines (1/2)(PDF   845 KB)
The Sado Complex of Heritage Mines, Primarily Gold Mines (2/2) (PDF   1411 KB)

Brochure on Sado Gold and Silver Mine (2012)

The Sado Complex of Heritage Mines, Primarily Gold Mines (1/4)(PDF   1711 KB)
The Sado Complex of Heritage Mines, Primarily Gold Mines (2/4)(PDF   2162 KB)
The Sado Complex of Heritage Mines, Primarily Gold Mines (3/4)(PDF   2088 KB)
The Sado Complex of Heritage Mines, Primarily Gold Mines (4/4)(PDF   2164 KB)

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