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A computer will recreate natural landscape of Taralpe quarry

Archive image of the quarry at Alhaurín de la Torre.
Archive image of the quarry at Alhaurín de la Torre. / SUR
  • The regeneration process uses software to recreate original landscapes based on the characteristics of the terrain

A regeneration programme has been announced for the restoration of the Taralpe lime quarry in Alhaurín de la Torre. Hanson Hispania, the owners of the quarry, has proposed the implementation of a new geomorphological regeneration programme designed by the Complutense University of Madrid. José Francisco Martín Duque, a professor at the university, is one of the most respected people in this field and he has been commissioned to study the quarry in Alhaurín de la Torre and produce an initial study.

Geomorphological Regeneration Model (RGM) is part of a naturalisation and restoration process that uses software to recreate original landscapes based on the characteristics of the terrain. The programme is complemented with ecological soil management and ecosystems that reproduce the fauna and the flora of the area.

RGM is recognised by the EU as one of the best available techniques for mining restoration.