MEDIEVAL IRON FURNACE in GALDAKAO (Spain)

In 2013, a reduction of iron furnace was located in Galdakao (Bizkaia-Spain). This building,is the largest in Europe, with 5.5 meters tall and 4 wide, this large furnace that was based on the manual work against others later which were helped from the force of the water was really great.horno galdakao 3

Before the revolution industrial, at the beginning of the 19th century, this metal (Iron) also was very  importan in Basque country life. The iron was good, had little phosphorus, for this reason they could manufacture more flexible tools. They obtaining the Iron through these funaces drilled on the slopes. They pouring the mineral into the furnace and with the heat  were obtained  iron in one side and slag on the other.

Researchers have given them the name of  “BASQUE FURNACE”. In fact, compared with other structures, the zone have walls curved – the European are straight- and channel which gives air is located on one side rather than in the center of the bottom.horno galdakao bis

We consider an  interesting news, because we can see that  this town has its history very linked to the iron, also seemed a curosity that one of the locations of INSERTEC was in this town.

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