SCY351 : Politiko Kokkinorotsos 12

mining pit

Grid reference: 519120/3874905
Cadastral plan: XXXVIII/8
SIA: SIA 7 (Politiko Kokkinorotsos)

This possible open cast pit is completely eroded and looks to be either an open cast pit or completely collapsed chamber, which originally had a very thin ceiling remaining; the first is more likely. It is likely to be older than SCY119, which is planned in layout, starts lower in gossan and is systematically hacked out. This would also explain why SCY119 starts almost at the bottom of the SCY351 erosion gully: once again this is proof of using ancient archaeometallurgical remains as a guide for modern prospecting.