2017 Volume 73 Issue 5 Pages I_331-I_344
This paper deals with the transition of the dressing plant in Tsudo district of Ashio copper mine from Meiji to early Taisho period. Adding to secondary historical source that have been published, the results of investigation that are conducted on primary historical sources which are possessed by Furukawa Co. Ltd. and the University of Tokyo makes clear new facts that include the time of foundation of Tsudo dressing plant, the transition, the location, the relation with other facilities that are Arikoshi cableway Shinnashi shaft, Shinnashi inclined shaft and Ashio railway. Furthermore, the remains of Tsudo dressing plant are reaffirmed by field survey based on the findings from the primary historical sources. This paper is able to contribute to represent outstanding historical value of Tsudo dressing plant as the industrial historic site with more detail surveys following the findings of this paper.