Sierra de San Just

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Sierra de San Just
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Western end of Sierra de San Just near Montalbán
Highest point
Peak San Just
Elevation 1,522 m (4,993 ft)
Coordinates 40°44′36″N 0°39′46″W / 40.74333°N 0.66278°W / 40.74333; -0.66278Coordinates: 40°44′36″N 0°39′46″W / 40.74333°N 0.66278°W / 40.74333; -0.66278
Geography
Sierra de San Just is located in Spain
Sierra de San Just
Location in Spain
Location Cuencas Mineras, Aragon
Parent range Iberian System, Eastern zone
Geology
Orogeny Alpine orogeny
Period Cretaceous

Sierra de San Just (Aragonese: Sierra de Sant Chust) is a mountain range in the Cuencas Mineras comarca of Aragon, Teruel Province, Spain. The highest point in the range is San Just (1,522 m). This range is located in one of the coldest and most rugged regions of Aragon.[1]

Geography[edit]

Landslides are relatively frequent in the San Just mountains.[2]

Besides the mountain ranges, the Plains of Visiedo (Spanish: Llanos de Visiedo) near Visiedo, the Altos del Zancado, and the area surrounding Ejulve, are all part of the Sierra de San Just geographic zone.[3]

Road N-211 crosses the range at Gargallo and skirts the mountainsides of the chain.

Mining[edit]

There are lignite deposits in the Sierra de San Just range. The Utrillas mines were exploited since ancient Roman times.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gran Enciclopedia Aragonesa - Sierra de San Just
  2. ^ Angel Luis Cortés Gracia, Adolfo Maestro González, Los deslizamientos de la sierra de San Just, Instituto de Estudios Turolenses, 1998
  3. ^ Gran Enciclopedia Aragonesa - Zancado, altos del
  4. ^ Cañada Vellida - Sierra de Sant Just

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