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Mathiatis South

Date of Submission: 04/02/2002
Category: Mixed
Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia
Coordinates: N 3867600 - N 3867800 E 531500 - E 531800
Ref.: 1674
Themes
Cultural landscapes
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Description

NB- This site has to be considered as part of the Troodos ophiolite, a 90 million year old fragment of extremely well-preserved oceanic crust. This is an excellent example of a Cyprus type volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit where the upper oxidised part has not been destroyed. Ancient (Roman) galleries and adits are preserved in the walls of the open pit as are the various "ochres" of the gossan zone.