La utilización de los SIGpara la creación de itinerarios didácticos, localización y puesta en valor del patrimonio minero del Cabezo Rajao, Sierra Minera de La Unión (Reg. Murcia)

  1. P. Sánchez Allegue 1
  2. Josefa García León
  3. J.I. Manteca Martínez 1
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


El patrimonio geológico y minero: Identidad y motor de desarrollo
  1. Luis Mansilla Plaza (dir. congr.)
  2. Josep Mª Mata Perelló (dir. congr.)

Publisher: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España

ISBN: 978-84-9138-081-8

Year of publication: 2019

Pages: 1257-1272

Congress: Sociedad Española para la Defensa del Patrimonio Geológico y Minero. Sesión Científica (21. 2017. Almadén, Ciudad Real)

Type: Conference paper


The Sierra Minera of Cartagena-La Unión, belonging to the Region of Murcia, is located in the southeast of the Spanish territory. It stands out, as much for its mineralogical wealth, as for the patrimony to which it is associated. This mountain range, has been one of the most emblematic places of the entire Region of Murcia in mineral exploitation, for more than XX centuries until just 20 years ago. The Sierra Minera is a unique place, with a diversity of mineral heritage elements with sufficient singularity and representativeness. All this has been included in a Geographic Information System (GIS) using the Digital Terrain Models (MDT) for the generation of longitudinal profiles and calculations of the drainage network. A series of thematic and educational itineraries have been designed, accompanied by signage, adapted to two different groups of users, adults and children, to attract the interest of society for this heritage, through family cultural tourism. Directly, it has contributed to the knowledge and to establish a relation between the patrimonial information that is available with the mining infrastructures that still remain settled in our territory, through the creation of hiking trails. In this way, the history of mining and its heritage is disclosed and displayed on the spot, and the protection and respect it needs to preserve it from oblivion and collapse.