La cal en Tenerife. Especificidades. El horno de El Bueno-Arico y la producción de cal a partir del agua de galería

  1. María Isabel Sánchez Bonilla 1
  2. Tomás Oropesa Hernández 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna
I simposio anual de patrimonio natural y cultural. Icomos españa
  1. José Luis Lerma García (coord.)
  2. Alfonso Maldonado Zamora (coord.)
  3. Víctor Manuel López-Menchero Bendicho (coord.)

Publisher: Universitat Politècnica de València

ISBN: 9788490488263

Year of publication: 2021

Pages: 103-112

Type: Book chapter

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Tenerife is a volcanic island that does not have active lime quarries. We have news since sixteenth century and during the next four centuries, about the shortage of lime, its research at Taganana and Tejina, and the existence of a quarry in Los Realejos. It was common to import uncooked lime Stone from the easternmost islands, or the arrival of this material from Spanish or European ports. It is also mentioned (18th century) the manufacture of lime from “confites” (skeletons from algae of the Corallinaceae family). Another unique experience is to obtain lime (40s of the 20th century) from deposited sediment by carbonated groundwater. We analyze the available historical data, accompanied by field work to validate them, finally focousing the interest on “Mister Villa”’s furnace and decanter, located at El Bueno-Arico, as an experience that we are considering interesting in relation to the research that the Research Group Arte y Entorno, Creación, Conservación, Comunicación, of ULL, are currently developing about possibilities of using the tuffs and travertines deposited by the groundwater in many galleries of Tenerife, materials that are currently considered as waste without any use.