Krater und Schlackenkegel

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    English titleCraters and cinder cones
    Authors & editors

    Ippach, Peter [Author]
    Mangartz, Fritz [Author]
    Schaaff, Holger [Author]

    Publisher Verlag des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums, Mainz
    Year of publication 2002

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

    Energy & power > Development of technology
    Mining & extraction > Chalk, clay & stone


    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    This is a glossy and richly-illustrated guide to the area north of the Laacher Lake in the Volcano Park (Vulkanpark) in the Rhineland-Palatinate. It focuses on the geology of the area, and mining of volcanic rock.In Roman times basalt used for millstones came from the Bellergberg volcano and was quarried at Mayen, Ettringen and Kottenheim.

    Among the diagrams illustrating Roman stone cutting techniques is a series showing a millstone being cut from a block and being loaded onto a cart.

    Copies held

    Accession no. 229652

    • Shelf location: F200-IPP
    • Donor: Ken Major Collection