In Iwate Prefecture, there were many mines since the olden days. Around Showa 30 (1955) which is also known as the golden mining age of Iwate, there were about 150 mines comprising of mines such as metal mines, non-metal mines, coal mines and lignite mines in operation with more than 10,000 workers. Among these mines, the history of mines in Iwate Prefecture and those related to Iwate are introduced.
Kanayama and Copper Mine in Shikakone
- From Kanayama to Copper Mine
- Takizawa minute re
- Rain at 7 o'clock
- Araya Shinmachi
- Yufa Se Bridge (Kadono Kaido)
- Development of Kanayama at Morioka Sakai
- The age of "Nagasaki iron bronze"
- Molt to modern mine
- Post-war mines
Ironworks of the Kitakami Highlands
- Beginning of steelmaking
- Mt. Iron Mine which raised the fame of Southern Iron
- The birth of modern steelmaking