Ancient mine site in Ming and Qing dynasties found in Qujiang Shenshan, Guangdong

Reporters in the “Tibetan silver pit” See, the scene has been dug up in the plain excavators found remains of carved stone in place. In addition to stone “Kangxi” word more clear outside, behind the writing has been weathered, illegible. In front of the Cliff, it has been found a piece of stone of about 1.5 meters, stone buried under the soil to a side even with two mysterious patterns, rather like chess axis A circuit FIG Another example that interleaving complex down line seems to hide something symbolic, revealing a mysterious message. In the local stone from a distance of about 15 meters, and construction workers dug up a jar, which contained a 5.5 kg weight? Round granite. Unearthed along with some fine porcelain, which marked “Ming dynasty Chenghua first year” on a bowl, archaeologists inferred shall be made for the year 1465. Another green glazed bowl diameter of 8.7 cm, 4.8 cm high, outside of some enamel has faded, and they form a beautiful bowl of ice patterns, it should b


e supplies Ming Dynasty. Initially speculated: For large-scale smelter was initially speculated, there is likely to be a large-scale ancient smelter, also left the field with a lot of refining mineral raw waste. These slag relatively small, relatively smooth surface edges, and the lighter materials, and iron, copper and other metals remaining slag different. The local legend with Ming and Qing Dynasties was a silver and a place, but what is official mining or mining people? A search of the Qing Dynasty “Qujiang County,” there was no record of mining in Luxi. By initially speculated that two archaeological site personnel, such large-scale smelter, in ancient times the original mining technology behind the case, there should be hundreds of people working on this at the same time. But here off the beaten track, away from residential areas, traffic is extremely inconvenient ancient times, when these people how to live in? They are so launching a campaign to fear hard work, extraction of precious metals is what? In what way they are refining the precious material from the ore? All this is a mystery. Reporters found: dozens of ancient mine scattered among the mountains under the guidance of the local villagers, the reporter to walk all the way along the rocky river bed, was found near the mountains littered with dozens of sizes and depths ranging from ancient mined, visible when the mining large scale. Archaeologists from the topography and the scene speculated that the year should be near the miners living area, and across the river where piled up a lot of slag, it should be smelter. Quest so far, been a number of dusty ancient history of hundreds of years gradually refining mine map clearly demonstrated in front of the world. There are local people told reporters this legend, the 1980s, the city of Shaoguan Shixing County to more than a dozen villagers who had made a special trip for two consecutive years to Qujiang Luxi treasure hunt. It is said that the villagers ancestors moved from Luxi shixing, their ancestors had been told that there are still a lot of silver bullion hidden deep in the mountains of Luxi, and painted a true treasure route map. After two years of unremitting efforts, come and go all day in the mountains of these villagers finally dug a can of silver. But more silver buried where? It is still a mystery. Very popular ancient history link Xaucea mining Shaoguan China since ancient times is an important mineral base. One of the most heyday in the Song Dynasty. “Song” column Xaucea (now Shaoguan) is “Silver Ye,” “iron rule of”, “copper smelting,” “lead of the rule,” the court was due to Xaucea rich variety of minerals and establish edict “Qibao shrines.” In the Song Dynasty, Shaozhou was a copper smelting center in China. The output of Censhui Copper Yard (the Dabaoshan Mine Fandong Mining Area within Qujiang River) is the largest, and it was one of the three copper factories in the country. 10 million people, ranking first in the country’s copper production. Cen water other than copper rich copper field, also producing silver, lead and zinc ores.

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