O projeto minero-siderúrgico da Portugal Iron & Coal Company na Marinha Grande, anos 1860

Translated title of the contribution: Tthe mining and mineralurgical project from the Portugal Iron & Coal Company in Marinha Grande, 1860s

José Manuel Brandão, Pedro Miguel Callapez

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Abstract

At the turn of the 150th anniversary from the start of functioning of the fi rst blast furnace built in Portugal,
this text reviews some of the steps taken by the Portugal Iron & Coal Company, created to acquire, retain and
explore 10 iron and coal mines located in the district of Leiria. Accredited in Lisbon by the end of 1863, the Company
was sett led in Pedreanes, at the vicinity of Marinha Grande, where it built a blast furnace fed with local iron
ore reduced by charcoal, together with natural coal brought from its mines of Marrazes and Batalha. The Company
went bankrupt in March 1866, shortly after the inauguration of the blast furnace. However, despite its early failure
this was the fi rst concrete att empt to install the modern iron industry in Portugal, designed to melt national ores.
Translated title of the contributionTthe mining and mineralurgical project from the Portugal Iron & Coal Company in Marinha Grande, 1860s
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)3-25
Number of pages23
JournalArqueologia Industrial
Volume7
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Blast furnace
  • Coal
  • Leiria
  • Marinha Grande

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