Analysis using LIDAR and photointerpretation of Las Murias-Los Tallares (Castrocontrigo, León-Spain): one of the biggest roman gold mines to use the "Peines" system

Matías, Roberto and Llamas Moya, Bernardo (2019). Analysis using LIDAR and photointerpretation of Las Murias-Los Tallares (Castrocontrigo, León-Spain): one of the biggest roman gold mines to use the "Peines" system. "Geoheritage", v. 11 (n. 2); pp. 381-397. ISSN 1867-2477. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12371-018-0289-9.

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Title: Analysis using LIDAR and photointerpretation of Las Murias-Los Tallares (Castrocontrigo, León-Spain): one of the biggest roman gold mines to use the "Peines" system
Author/s:
  • Matías, Roberto
  • Llamas Moya, Bernardo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Geoheritage
Date: June 2019
ISSN: 1867-2477
Volume: 11
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Ground sluicing; Hydraulic mining; LIDAR; Peines system; Roman gold mining
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Minas y Energía (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Geológica y Minera
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A comprehensive study of the Las Murias-Los Tallares Roman gold mine (Castrocontrigo, León-Spain) was conducted using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology and photointerpretation. The analysis of the mine structure show two main phases of ascending mining works and that the gold recovered by the Romans was at least 510 kg. Although LIDAR technology proves to be very valuable and essential to analyzing Roman hydraulic mining structures, there are some aspects that are still hardly decisive given the interpretation difficulties.

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Item ID: 54721
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/54721/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:54721
DOI: 10.1007/s12371-018-0289-9
Official URL: 10.1007/s12371-018-0289-9
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 May 2019 06:39
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 07:35
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