Mining Historical Heritage

Mining Historical Heritage is part of the Tentative list of Spain in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Zoƫ Sheng

Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 20-Oct-18 -

Mining Historical Heritage (T) by Zoe Sheng

From the heaps of places that are trying to inscribe I visited La Union near Murcia. The first sights I saw were the typical rundown, forgotten and left behind buildings of a mining landscape. I knew I was at the right place. The first stop was at El Rojo, a lake now so red from the acid resulting from the mining. This isn't a tourist spot and the lookout even had a big no parking notice plus the typical danger sign, but it was only a few meters to get a good view. This all wasn't so much to see so there was surely something they are trying to inscribe?

It's a landscape so you get a lot of buildings. Go into the town proper and you can find the old market, a pretty building, and a few casas & villas from former head honchos in the mining industry. I wasn't all impressed but it didn't take much of my time.

I can't speak for all the heritage sites but this seems more of a national importance rather than a worldly one.


Full Name
Mining Historical Heritage
Country
Spain
Added
2007
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2007 Revision

Includes former TWHS Rodalquilar (1995), Las Herrerias (Almeria) (1995), Las canteras de s'Hostal (Ciutadella) (1998) and Paisaje Minero de la Sierra de Cartagena

2007 Added to Tentative List

The site has 21 locations

Mining Historical Heritage: "The ""Reunion"" Historical mining complex at Villanueva del Rio y Minas " (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Aiiana salt mines (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Almaden-Puertollano Mines (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Alto Guadiato Mining District (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Bellmunt del Priorat Mines (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Cartagena (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: La Union Mining Basins (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Las Encartaciones iron ore mines (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Linares-La Carolina Mining District (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Mares de S'Hostal Quarries (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Mining basins on the Tharsis River (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Mining basins on the Tinto River (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Neolithic Mines of Can Tintorer en Gava (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Ojos Negros Mines (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Rodalquilar Mines (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Salinas de lman (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Sierra Almagrera Mining District (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Valle del Caudal (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Valle del Nalon (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Valle del Sabero Mining Basin (T)
Mining Historical Heritage: Villablino (T)
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