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The Laurion Silver Mines: A Review of Recent Researches and Results

  • John Ellis Jones
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There appeared in Greece & Rome during the 1960's three articles devoted to aspects of the Athenian Silver mines in the Laurion district of southern Attica: a visitor's brief observations in C. Macdonald's ‘The Ancient Mine-workings of Laurion’ (vol. 8 (1961), 19–21, pis II–IV) and a scholar's description of the area and the history and organization of the mines in R. J. Hopper's ‘The Mines and Miners of Ancient Attica (ibid., 138–51), and then again an account of the geology of the area and the ancient methods of mining and ore-processing in C. J. K. Cunningham's, ‘The Silver of Laurion’, published six years later, but founded on visits made in 1962 (vol. 14 (1967), 145–56).

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1.Healy, J. F., Mining and Metallurgy in the Greek and Roman World, London, 1978.
2.Conophagos, C. E., Le Laurium antique et la technique grecque de la production de l' argent, Athens, 1980.
3.Thorikos I, 1963 (1968) 87 ff. Mussche ‘Le quartier industriel’.
4.Thorikos II, 1964 (1967) 29–30 (litharge in Geometric context); 47 ff. Mussche ‘Le quartier industriel’.
5.Thorikos III, 1965 (1967) 22–4 (lead and litharge in Mesohelladic context); 57 ff. Mussche, ‘Le quartier industriel’.
6.Thorikos V, 1968 (1971) 150–51 (inscription of mining concession).
7.Mussche, H. F., Thorikos: a Guide to the Excavations (1974).
8.AR 20, 19731974, 5–6; AR 24, 1977–78, 15; AR 26, 1979–80, 14.
9.BCH 101, 1977, 533, 535. BCH 102, 1978, 652, 653.
10.Annales geologiques des pays helleniques 24, 1974 (1975), 338–66, Conophagos, ‘Foures de fusion et technique de la fusion des minerais de plomb argentifère du Laurium par les anciens Grecs’.
11.AD 27, 1972 Chronika (1977), 147–8; AR 24, 1977–78, 12.
12.AAA 9, 1976, 24–44; AR 24, 1977–78, 12.
13.AD 27, 1972, Chronika (1977), 150–51; 10 above.
14.AD 27, 1972, Chronika (1977), 148–50; AR 24, 1977–78, 15.
15.AD 24, 1969, Chronika (1970), 91–2; BCH 95, 1971, 831.
16.Pragmateiai tis Akademias Athinon 29 (1970) 1, Conophagos, Greek with French resumé, ‘La methode de concentration des minerais par les anciens Grecs aux laveries planes du Laurium’; 2, Conophagos and Mussche, Greek with French resumé, ‘Les laveries helicoidales du Laurium, une invention ignorée des anciens Grecs’.
17.Thorikos VI, 1969 (1973), 61–72, Mussche and Conophagos, ‘Ore-washing establishments and furnaces at Megala Pevka and Demoliaki’.
18.AAA XII (1980) 15–23, Tsaimou, Greek with French resume ‘L'andron de la “Laverie de Simos” a la region de Souresa de la Laureautique’.
19.L'antiquite classique 45 (1975), 149–72, Jones ‘Laveries (ergasteria) sur la pente nord de la haute Agrileza’.
20.AR 24, 19771978, 13–15; 25, 1978–79, 6–7; 26, 1979–80, 17–19.
21.BCH 102, 1978, 650–53; 103, 1979, 542–5; 104, 1980, 583–5.
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