Jinguashi (Chinkuashih; Chinese: 金瓜石; pinyin: Jīnguāshí; Wade–Giles: Chin1-kua1-shih2; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kim-koe-chio̍h) is a town in Ruifang District
, New Taipei
, notable for its historic gold and copper mines. It is also known as Kinkaseki in Japanese. From 1942–1945 it was used by the Japanese as a prisoner-of-war camp.
Although the minerals have since been depleted, the town still attracts many visitors to its Gold Ecological Park, which opened in October 2004. Jinguashi was named a potential World
Heritage site in 2002.