Saturday, September 27, 2008

Abandoned silver mine still lures visitors

Before it was closed in 1923, the Iwami Silver Mine used to lure thousands of mine workers, but today it draws hundreds of thousands of people — as a World Heritage site (although not all locals are pleased with the designation).



The "main street" of Omori Town, site of the now-famous silver mine.


—Mellow Monk


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