Evolution of silver-smelting technology of Japan in the middle of sixteenth century

Tetsuya Nakanishi, Eiji Izawa

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Silver smelting with the addition of lead was adopted to the lead-poor silver sulfide ore at Iwami in 1533. Rapid increase in silver production occurred through the spread of the new technology from Iwami to Sado, then to rich silver mines in northeastern Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1093-1097
Number of pages5
Journalisij international
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys

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