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Commercial basalt that is quarried in Sardinia is a natural resource which is the result of extensive volcanic activity during the Pliocene and Pleistocene ages, following the opening of the Campidano plain and Tyrrhenian Sea rift, when large volumes of basalt and andesite rock naturally moulded...
The paper presents the geotouristic project carried out on Busca Onyx quarry (Piedmont, Italy). Busca Onyx (also called Busca Alabaster) is an ornamental stone quarried from the seventeenth century until the early years of 1900, when the quarry was closed. This stone was greatly appreciated by...
Traditional building stones are part of a city’s tangible and intangible heritage. Their conservation is essential to maintaining the integrity of historic city centres. Barrio de las Letras is one of the most historic and touristic neighbourhoods in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Social change...
Geotourism is a lesser-known but flourishing branch of general tourism based on traveling and enjoyment of a place with unique geological character. Geotourism makes it possible for the present generations to benefit from a treasury of nature and protects it for future generations to use. Its...
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