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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.045

GEOTOURISM AND MINING HERITAGE

P. Rybar, D. Carvajal
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, 331-338 pp

ABSTRACT
Geotourism is an extended form of tourism with the continuing growth of interest in
general and professional public. Originally focused on aspects of the interpretation of geological and geomorphological objects, so-called geosites. Also was focused on providing services that would allow tourists access to information and knowledge on geology and geomorphology. Geotourism explores and offers in addition to science and the beauty of nature and anthropogenic activities. Geotourism also explore technical monuments associated with mining activities such as mining works, mining museums, archives mining, trade routes of transporting commodities obtained from collectors and mining activity (historic trade routes across Europe in goods such as obsidian, salt, copper and the like.), and the technical and cultural heritage associated with historical mining activities, which could be included under the term mining tourism. In historical mining countries, like those in central Europe, mining tourism is based on mining artefacts

Keywords: Geotourism, mining tourism, mining heritage, geosite, geopark