DBPapers
DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.044

GEOPARK “ALONG THE FOOTPRINTS OF OLD ORE MINING” AS AN INNOVATIVE PROJECT AND NEW GEOTOURISM ATTRACTION IN POLAND

M. Madziarz, M. Kobylanska,
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 323-330 pp

ABSTRACT
The article presents issues concerning the adaptation of survived remains of former mining works for industrial tourism and geotourism purposes, based on the example of the geopark “Along the footprints of old ore mining” opened in 2013 in Lower Silesia in Poland. Environmental and socio-economic benefits are emphasized as a result of such project.

Keywords: mining heritage, geoparks, enviromental protection