Outline

About the museum
Akita is rich in mineral and petroleum resources and has traditionally been the most prosperous mining area in Japan. There are numbers of hydrothermal ore deposits represented by the Kuroko and vein type deposits in the eastern mountain area. The coastal area is known as one of the largest oil and gas fields in Japan. These natural resources have been mined for the promotion of Japan’s modernization and high economic growth for a long time.
Since the foundation of Akita Mining School in 1910, exceeding 20,000 of valuable geologic specimens and mining industry items have been collected for education and research of mining. We properly preserve these collections and offer them to be utilized for research and education of the future generations.
In the exhibition building, approximately 3500 items are systematically exhibited.We have three exhibition spaces, the ground floor for mineral and ore specimens, the 2nd floor for the exhibition on the history of the Earth and life, and 3rd floor for the mining-related exhibition.

People

Faculty member

Director/Professor Tadao IMAI
Lecturer Osamu NISHIKAWA
Technical Staff Keigo CHIDA
Office Staff Masaru NAKAMURA Takao SHIBUYA Satoko TAKAHASHI Misa SATOH

Researcher

Chieko YAMASAKI

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