The Cu-Fe mining district of Servette is located in the valley of Saint-Marcel (Val d'Aosta) at about 1800 m a.s.l. in the western Italian Alps. A large furnace slag deposit occurs near the Servette mine. Slags are mainly constituted by silicate and oxide in a glassy matrix, with disseminated sulphides and iron-copper alloys, and they record temperatures of 1380-1100°C. Radiocarbon dating of slag charcoals has shown that metallurgy in this site took place around AD 890-980. The charcoal analysis has shown that coniferous wood was mainly utilized, and intensive exploitation over the centuries led to a change in the composition of the local woods.

The ancient mine of Servette (Saint-Marcel, Aosta Valley, Western Italian Alps) : a mineralogical, metallurgical and charcoal analysis of furnace slags / S. Tumiati, P. Casartelli, A, Mambretti, S. Martin, P. Frizzo, M. Rottoli. - In: ARCHAEOMETRY. - ISSN 0003-813X. - 47:2(2005), pp. 317-340.

The ancient mine of Servette (Saint-Marcel, Aosta Valley, Western Italian Alps) : a mineralogical, metallurgical and charcoal analysis of furnace slags

S. Tumiati
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2005

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The Cu-Fe mining district of Servette is located in the valley of Saint-Marcel (Val d'Aosta) at about 1800 m a.s.l. in the western Italian Alps. A large furnace slag deposit occurs near the Servette mine. Slags are mainly constituted by silicate and oxide in a glassy matrix, with disseminated sulphides and iron-copper alloys, and they record temperatures of 1380-1100°C. Radiocarbon dating of slag charcoals has shown that metallurgy in this site took place around AD 890-980. The charcoal analysis has shown that coniferous wood was mainly utilized, and intensive exploitation over the centuries led to a change in the composition of the local woods.
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2005
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The ancient mine of Servette (Saint-Marcel, Aosta Valley, Western Italian Alps) : a mineralogical, metallurgical and charcoal analysis of furnace slags / S. Tumiati, P. Casartelli, A, Mambretti, S. Martin, P. Frizzo, M. Rottoli. - In: ARCHAEOMETRY. - ISSN 0003-813X. - 47:2(2005), pp. 317-340.
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