You can see a model that faithfully reproduces the Sado gold mine in the Edo period, and you can try to extract a pure gold bar.
Exhibition room 1
The state of work at the Sado Gold Mine in the Edo period depicted in the "Sado Gold Mine Emaki" is faithfully reproduced.
The process of mining and smelting gold ore and making Sado gold coins is explained in an easy-to-understand manner using 500 1/10 scale dolls and models based on picture scrolls.
The process of making a Sado Koban seen in a model
①Ore sorting process
②The process of transporting the sorted ore by oxen
③The process of crushing the ore finely
④The process of grinding the ore with a stone mill
⑤ The process of sorting ores by flushing them with water (neko nagashi)
⑥ Process of melting gold ore
⑦The process of baking gold, silver and salt together to make silver chloride
⑧The process of rolling gold into a sheet
⑨The process of making koban
⑩Process of engraving on koban
2nd exhibition room
In addition to exhibiting rare Sado koban gold coins, ichibukin gold, and picture scrolls, you can also challenge yourself to experience a model of a drainage tunnel and a real gold nugget extraction experience.
Exhibition of various large and small size
Rare Sado koban and ichibu gold gold made in Sado during the Edo period
Explanation of the manufacturing process of koban
A pure gold bar with a market price of over 100 million yen. Challenge yourself to take out!
Experience model of Minamisawa Canal Tunnel