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ACS Earth and Space Chemistry     Free   (Followers: 6)
Acta Brasiliensis     Open Access  
Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acta Geológica Lilloana     Open Access  
Acta Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Acta Geotechnica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Acta Meteorologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Advances in Limnology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances In Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Aeolian Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Aquatic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AGU Advances     Open Access  
Algological Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
All Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia     Open Access  
Andean geology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Geophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Annals of GIS     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Annual Review of Marine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Anthropocene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Anuário do Instituto de Geociências     Open Access  
Applied Clay Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Applied Computing and Geosciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Applied Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Applied Ocean Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Applied Petrochemical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Arctic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
arktos : The Journal of Arctic Geosciences     Hybrid Journal  
Artificial Intelligence in Geosciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Artificial Satellites     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Asian Journal of Earth Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Asian Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Review of Environmental and Earth Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atlantic Geology : Journal of the Atlantic Geoscience Society / Atlantic Geology : revue de la Société Géoscientifique de l'Atlantique     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Atmosphere-Ocean     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Atmospheric and Climate Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences: An International Geoscience Journal of the Geological Society of Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AWWA Water Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bonorowo Wetlands     Open Access  
Boreas: An International Journal of Quaternary Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Brill Research Perspectives in Map History     Full-text available via subscription  
Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Geosciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of the Lebedev Physics Institute     Hybrid Journal  
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Bulletin of Volcanology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Canadian Mineralogist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Water Resources Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Carbonates and Evaporites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CATENA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Chemical Geology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Chinese Geographical Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Ciencia del suelo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Espaciales     Open Access  
Climate and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Coastal Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Cogent Geoscience     Open Access  
Communications Earth & Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comptes Rendus : Geoscience     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Computational Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Computers and Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Continental Shelf Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Contributions to Plasma Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Coral Reefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Cretaceous Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Depositional Record     Open Access  
Développement durable et territoires     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Diatom Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Doklady Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
E&S Engineering and Science     Open Access  
E3S Web of Conferences     Open Access  
Earth and Planetary Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Earth and Planetary Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 141)
Earth and Space Science     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Earth Interactions     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Earth Science Malaysia     Open Access  
Earth Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Earth Sciences Pakistan     Open Access  
Earth Sciences Research Journal     Open Access  
Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf)     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions (ESurfD)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Earth System Dynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Earth System Dynamics Discussions     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Earth Systems and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Earth's Future     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Earth, Planets and Space     Open Access   (Followers: 77)
Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Earthquake Research Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Earthquake Spectra     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ecohydrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Ecological Questions     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Electromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Energy Efficiency     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Energy Exploration & Exploitation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Energy Geoscience     Open Access  
Environmental Earth Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Environmental Geology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Environmental Geosciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Environmental Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Environmental Processes : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Erwerbs-Obstbau     Hybrid Journal  
Estuaries and Coasts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Estudios Geográficos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Mineralogy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
European Journal of Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Exploration Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Facies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
FIGEMPA : Investigación y Desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Física de la Tierra     Open Access  
Folia Musei rerum naturalium Bohemiae occidentalis. Geologica et Paleobiologica     Open Access  
Forestry Chronicle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Frontiers in Earth Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Frontiers in Soil Science     Open Access  
Frontiers of Earth Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Fundamental and Applied Limnology / Archiv für Hydrobiologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
GEM - International Journal on Geomathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Geo-Marine Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Geoacta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
GeoArabia     Hybrid Journal  
Geobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Geocarto International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Geochemical Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Geochemistry : Exploration, Environment, Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Geochronology (GChron)     Open Access  
Geochronometria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geoderma Regional : The International Journal for Regional Soil Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Geodynamics & Tectonophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geoenvironmental Disasters     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geofluids     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Geoforum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Geography and Natural Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
GeoHazards     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
GeoHealth     Open Access  
Geoheritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Geoinformatics & Geostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Geologia USP : Série Científica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geological Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Geological Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Geology Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Geology, Geophysics and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Geomagnetism and Aeronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources     Hybrid Journal  
Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment     Full-text available via subscription  
GEOmedia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geomorphology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Geophysical Journal International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Geophysical Prospecting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Geoscience Canada : Journal of the Geological Association of Canada / Geoscience Canada : journal de l'Association Géologique du Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Geoscience Communication     Open Access  
Geoscience Data Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Geoscience Frontiers     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Geoscience Letters     Open Access  
Geosciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geosciences Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems Discussions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geoscientific Model Development     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Geoscientific Model Development Discussions     Open Access  
Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Geosystem Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Geosystems and Geoenvironment     Open Access  
Geotectonic Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Geotectonics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Glass Physics and Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Global and Planetary Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Global Biogeochemical Cycles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Gondwana Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
GPS Solutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Grassland Science     Hybrid Journal  
Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Groundwater     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Groundwater for Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Helgoland Marine Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
History of Geo- and Space Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hydrobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Hydrogeology Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)

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Geoheritage
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ISSN (Print) 1867-2485 - ISSN (Online) 1867-2477
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  • The Xitle Lava Tubes in México City, Conservation or Destruction'

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      Abstract: Abstract Lava tubes from the eruption of Xitle volcano ~ 2000 years ago constitute one of the most important geological heritages in southern Mexico City. The accelerated growth of Mexico City and real estate developers seriously threaten the conservation of the 73-hectare (hc) Natural Protected Area (ANP) known as Los Encinos, where these lava tubes are located. Therefore, the re-evaluation of this natural area from the geoheritage point of view is urgent. We mapped 4.76 km of lava tubes. Among the outstanding features are the anastomosed, and master tubes in several levels and the flow features such as a lava fall, levees, parietal crusts, and dragged blocks. In addition, we studied the biological, ecological, and environmental aspects of the area, as well as the changes in land use that have impacted the area in the last 20 years, producing the loss of 9 hc of the Los Encinos natural area. We also present proposals to integrate protection actions that allow the development of the area while preserving the geoheritage.
      PubDate: 2022-05-12
       
  • The Volcanic Geoheritage of El Teide National Park (Tenerife, Canary
           Islands, Spain)

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      Abstract: Abstract El Teide National Park on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands) is home to one of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes in the world. Although the conservation of its geodiversity is not a major problem given that it is governed by strict Spanish laws on geoconservation and is, in addition, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the diffusion of its geological values among the general public is more of a challenge due to the lack of any specific program for scientific knowledge transfer to visitors. The volcanological history of this national park needs to be transmitted in a clear and comprehensible fashion. However, the lack of adequate outreach material and of any coherent and consistent narrative regarding the significance of the island’s geological heritage makes it difficult to incorporate its geological history into the minds of visitors. This engenders a perception of its geoheritage that underestimates its importance. To remedy this misconception, the following tasks need to be carried out: (1) a compilation of all current scientific knowledge of the geology and volcanology of the area; (2) the identification of key geosites that offer the best means of understanding the history and evolution of this volcanic area; (3) the production of outreach and diffusion programs specifically designed to transmit this scientific knowledge to the general public; and (4) the establishment of permanent training programs for park and tourist guides that will guarantee the efficacy of this knowledge transmission. This contribution summarizes the main aspects of the geological history of El Teide National Park, identifies the elements that best exhibit its geological heritage, discusses the main problems observed in transmitting these geological values to visitors, and provides some clues as to how to face up to these challenges.
      PubDate: 2022-05-12
       
  • Correction to: Geotourism in Regions with Influence from the Oil Industry:
           a Study Case of the Middle Magdalena Valley Basin (Colombia)

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      PubDate: 2022-05-11
       
  • Classification and Quantification of Urban Geodiversity and Its
           Intersection with Cultural Heritage

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      Abstract: Abstract Urban geodiversity is a complex entity that includes both natural and anthropogenic geological and geomorphological elements, thus requiring broad and interdisciplinary approach to its inventorying and assessment. To estimate and evaluate the widest possible range of urban geodiversity, and to explore the intersection between geo- and cultural heritage, an inventory of 615 natural and anthropogenic geological features of the city of Poznań, Poland, has been established. The preferences of the general public were studied to examine the possibilities of developing urban geotourism. Statistical analyses allowed the estimation of the reliability of the assessment method. The study shows that in the urban environment, anthropogenic geodiversity is rich, although in most cases it scores low in the evaluation. The results of the quantitative assessment reveal few significant correlations showing that the criteria used are not overlapping. However, the preferences of potential geotourists are not consistent with the outcome of the quantitative evaluation. Landforms significantly altered or completely destroyed by human geomorphosites, located in the city centre and close to tourist venues, were selected the most times by the users of the interactive map, but none of these geodiversity sites are included in existing geosite inventories, and most of them ranked low in the assessment process. Studies of potential geotourists’ preferences are therefore required before any strategy for tourism development is adopted.
      PubDate: 2022-05-10
       
  • Geoheritage Geomorphology of an Alpine Region in Northwest China:
           Introduction to the Yeliguan National Geopark

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      Abstract: Abstract The Yeliguan region is located in Northwest China and consists of outcrops from Carboniferous to Quaternary age. This region, affected by the uplift of the northeastern margin of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, has been exposed to long periods of alpine environment, making the geoheritage geomorphology easier to read and more aesthetic values to contemplate. The Yeliguan National Geopark presents several geoheritage sites of mainly landscape interest, which gives scientific reference for both geomorphologists and geologists; however, research on this geopark is rare. Based on geological and geomorphological perspectives, we describe Danxia, karst, gravity-flow, and gravity-slide landscapes according to their evolutionary processes and formation mechanisms. The background of lithologic control, weathering processes, seismic events, and alpine climatic conditions played a key role in the characteristic landscapes of this region. Hence, understanding their formation and recognition and discussing the potential for worldwide promotion are vital elements for educating local communities and visitors and providing effective measures for future development.
      PubDate: 2022-05-10
       
  • Kaimur Sandstone of Vindhyan Supergroup: a Prevalent Prehistoric and
           Ancient Monumental Heritage Stone from Son Valley of Central India

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      Abstract: Abstract The Mesoproterozoic Kaimur Sandstone belonging to the Vindhyan Supergroup has been used in several significant heritage structures covering a vast expanse of Son Valley in Central India. Geologically, Kaimur Group comprises six formations (in ascending order) namely Sasaram Sandstone, Ghurma Shale, Markundi Sandstone, Bijaigarh Shale, Scarp Sandstone, and Dhandraul Sandstone. It is quite likely that all the five variants of Kaimur Group sandstones (excluding Bijaigarh Shale) were being utilized by local people as heritage stone at different times in the past. However, Scarp Sandstone and Dhandraul Sandstone formations have been extensively used as building material due to their variegated colours, stratigraphic thickness and wide exposure, low porosity, hardness, compactness, mechanical durability, and high tensile and compressive strength as compared to other variants. These sandstones are commercially known by their trade name — Chunar Sandstone which is locally called as Chunar balua patthar, Balua patthar, Pattiya patthar, and Baad. In 2019, Chunar Balua Patthar was granted GI tag. Chunar Sandstone has been widely used as in situ rock shelters, carved sculptures of deities, in temples, forts, heritage buildings, and monuments and also as art and architectural elements from prehistoric and historic times. This sandstone has been used in ancient and contemporary places of worship of different faiths in eastern and central India, river embankments locally called as ghats in Varanasi and Mirzapur districts, forts and fortresses, bridges, roads, tunnels, educational institutions gardens, and places of public utility. The use of this sandstone is evidenced in one of the oldest divine site for Buddhists, the Maha Bodhi Temple Complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site), located in Bodh Gaya. The National Emblem of India is taken from the Lion capital of Ashoka in Sarnath and is carved from these sandstones. There is historical a record of about 285 old quarries in and around Chunar area, where these rocks are well exposed. Kaimur Sandstone fulfils the necessary standards for the status of a Global Heritage Stone Resource.
      PubDate: 2022-05-10
       
  • Combined Assessment of Geodiversity As a Tool to Territorial Management:
           Application to Southeastern Coast of State of São Paulo, Brazil

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      Abstract: Abstract Geodiversity, conceived as the variety of geological, geomorphological, pedological, and hydrological material and processes, comprises, with biodiversity, the natural diversity. Although recognized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in Brazil, there are few cities that effectively insert the topic of geodiversity in conservation and management strategies. This work aims to present the integrated data regarding the geodiversity assessment at Caraguatatuba municipality. These data will support the ecosystem services evaluation in the municipality and in the Caraguatatuba Nucleus of the Serra do Mar State Park and buffer zone. The methodology was based on three stages: (i) definition of geoenvironmental units on a scale of 1:25,000; (ii) identification of the Essential Geodiversity Variables (EGVs); and (iii) establishment of land use categories based on the comparison of maps for the last three decades (1990–2020). The geoenvironmental mapping defined eleven units distributed in five domains, which, together with the EGVs, were used as the bases for the assessment of the local geodiversity. The use and occupation maps demonstrated anthropic threats and impacts to the EGVs, linking urban growth, tourism, and mining activities. The data proved to be relevant and pointed out useful tools to be applied in strategies for the identification and integrated insertion of geodiversity in the spatial planning, with emphasis in protected areas.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
       
  • Raising Awareness About Geoheritage at Risk in Portugal: the GeoXplora as
           a Case Study

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      Abstract: Abstract This work reports an innovative event developed at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and organized by undergraduate students of geology during the academic year 2020/2021 regarding geological heritage at risk outcropping in the Lusitanian Basin. Inspired by the current situation of vulnerability of two well-known geosites classified as Natural Monuments (Carenque and Cabo Mondego), the GeoXplora initiative targeted the general public, decision-makers and politicians. It aimed at stimulating curiosity and interest about geoconservation, raising awareness about the need to protect the physical integrity of both geosites and requiring the implementation of appropriate valuing and monitoring actions as provided by the Portuguese legislation. Based on a webinar format, the event was free of charge and took an entire day (April, 16th, 2021). It included four thematic sessions led by 21 experts from different sectors of the society. The social impact of this initiative was analyzed through data collected from two applications: Meta Business Suite© of the Facebook event page, and a survey included in the event registration form using the Google Forms©. Results show that more than 10,000 participants affiliated to different organizations attended the initiative, numbers that would hardly have been achieved with a traditional face-to-face seminar. They accessed from several countries around the world, with significant participation of people from the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries. The results relate to a study case, but the event design and implementation may be useful for inspiring other students, teachers and communities to develop similar interventions aiming at raising awareness about the role of geosciences in promoting sustainable development, and taking the 2030 Agenda goals into account.
      PubDate: 2022-05-05
       
  • The Tourism Potential of Post-mining Heritage Sites: The Cyprus Mining
           Cooperation in Lefka, Cyprus

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      Abstract: Abstract The mining sites have geo-scientific, industrial, cultural, aesthetic, economic, historic and anthropological potentials for the development of tourism. Lefka with an ancient history of mining and having rich geodiversity as well as various historical and cultural monuments, archaeological sites along with poor economic conditions can develop tourism with mining tourism goals. The study aims to examine the tourism potential of post-mining heritage sites as part of a strategic approach and tool for planning that encourages local development through the case of the Cyprus Mining Cooperation (CMC), a derelict copper mining field in Lefka, North Cyprus. Established during the British administration of the island, CMC covers a large area that comprises of mine fields, processing units, laboratories, workers houses and other related public buildings serving the whole complex, which were left derelict about sixty years ago. The study presents the values—scientific, aesthetic, economic, historical and cultural—associated with the site and its components, the criteria for their conservation and reuse opportunities for tourism purposes. Conservation strategies are suggested within the framework of ‘mining tourism’ to present the heritage significance of the site.
      PubDate: 2022-05-05
       
  • Stones of Göbeklitepe, SE Anatolia, Turkey: an Example of the Shaping of
           Cultural Heritage by Local Geology Since the Early Neolithic

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      Abstract: Abstract Göbeklitepe is an UNESCO World Heritage site located in SE Turkey, dating back to 11.7 ka BCE. It consists of laterally aligned, circular rooms without doors and T-shaped limestone columns up to 5 m high, placed in the middle and in the walls of the rooms. Most columns contain animal drawings. Studies have suggested that the site had a special function, e.g., as a temple. Following ~ 2 ka of use, the site was deliberately filled in with stones. Because the site is older than the beginning of the agricultural period, it is unclear what civilization constructed such large structures with only hand axes and what the meaning of the figures on the columns is. Here, the Göbeklitepe stone geology is discussed for the first time. We explain how the columns were produced from Early Miocene Fırat Formation limestones, while the filling stones originated from the thinly bedded Eocene Gaziantep Formation. Both formations are Midyat Group marine units that formed on the northern margins of the Arabian platform during the last stages (Eocene-Early Miocene) of the Neotethys. The lateral equivalents of these units are the building stones of several historical sites in Middle Eastern and African countries, like Turkey. The building stones have traditionally been named according to the production localities, i.e., Şanlıurfa Stone, regardless of the geological characteristics. We suggest emphasizing the geological diversity in names to improve the sustainability and reliability of the production and commercial use of natural stones.
      PubDate: 2022-05-04
       
  • Ordovician-Cambrian Palaeontological Heritage of Zagora Province: A
           Bibliometric Analysis from 1984 to 2020 (Anti-Atlas, Morocco)

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      Abstract: The fezouata shale is recently discovered, which plays a role in the review of ancient major geological events (biodiversification and extinction). The discovery of this biota has been the subject of a great deal of research. Few studies worldwide dealt with bibliometric analysis in the geological field. The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the international publications retrieved from the prestigious databases from 1984 to 2020 using bibliometric analysis. Connected-papers-tool, the tagcrowd web application, gephi, and vosviewer were the used software to analyse and visualise abstracts, authors, countries, years, journals, material, and geological settings. The results indicated that from a number of 2000, 87 papers were retrieved and analysed. The findings showed a positive trend of papers over the studied period. France, the palaeo journal, 2016, and the author lefebvre are the most influential in this field. Trilobite, molluscs, and echinoderms are the most studied taxa in this examined period. The localities, formations, and ages of high importance are the fezouata shale, the upper fezouata formation, the lower ordovician, sandstone, siltstone, the tremadocian, late floian, tachilla formation, and gondouana while the works the most cited in this section are those of destombes, van roy, martin, and vaucher. The outputs of this study provide relevant information on the progress and development of palaeontology in the ordovician-cambrian ages. It may help understand the structure and diffusion of research and knowledge in the field, which can highlight the importance of the geoheritage and guide researchers and interested tourists in the palaeontological domain.
      PubDate: 2022-05-03
       
  • Volcano Tourism and Visitor Safety: Still Playing with Fire' A 10-Year
           Update

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      Abstract: Abstract The remarkable features of volcanic landscapes have made them attractive destinations for visitors with an interest in the geophysical environment of active and dormant volcanoes. As a unique natural resource, volcanoes and their surrounding landforms provide an insight into their regional natural and cultural history by offering opportunities to learn about the geoheritage of volcanic areas, as well as representing a significant economic value for local host communities. Based on the growing popularity of active and dormant volcanic destinations, it is crucial for all stakeholders involved (monitoring agencies, emergency services, local authorities) to do everything in their power to ensure that visitors in active volcanic areas are as safe as possible. An unfortunate reminder that there is much room for improvement was the tragic event from December 2019 in New Zealand, when the active volcano Whakaari (White Island) erupted, resulting in the death of 22 volcano tourists including tour guides who were present on the island at the time of the eruption. Many more people sustained serious injuries with the event still under investigation at the time of writing. The objective of this paper is to provide a 10-year update of a previous Geoheritage article titled: Geotourism in Volcanic and Geothermal Environments: Playing with Fire' As vast numbers of volcanic environments and their distinct geodiversity are used for a wide range of outdoor activities worldwide, the implementation of suitable safety measures for volcano tourists, especially in active environments, is more than ever of unquestionable importance with no time to lose. Although the existing literature touches on the sustainability of tourism in volcanic areas, the topic of visitor safety in these dynamic environments remains under-researched at the time of writing this update.
      PubDate: 2022-05-03
       
  • Show Cave Visitors: An Analytical Scale for Visitor Motivation and Travel
           Constraints

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      Abstract: Abstract Cave tourism is a very important aspect of the global tourist market, because in some parts of the world, it has been an active form of economic affirmation for decades. Precisely because of the need to improve and modernize the strategic management of this form of tourism, it is necessary to understand the needs of tourists who visit show caves, their motives and limitations. Research on the motives and travel constraints of tourists visiting show caves has been done in the past. However, this study provides a unique contribution to the literature related to the motivation and demotivation of (geo)tourists, since it deals with the comperhensive motivation-constraints scale. The primary contribution is reflected in the development of two scales — show cave visitor motivation scale (SCVMS) and show cave visitor constraints scale (SPVCS). The identified tourist motives and travel constraints could act as an important insight for targeted marketing towards different market segments and further differentiating tourism offer and boosting destination competitiveness.
      PubDate: 2022-05-02
       
  • Geoheritage Concept in a Context of Abiotic Ecosystem Services (Geosystem
           Services) — How to Argue the Geoconservation Better'

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      Abstract: Abstract The definition of geoheritage recognizes scientific features that allow us to understand the history of the Earth and the processes forming and changing it. Some definitions also include intrinsic values as well as aesthetic and cultural importance of the geosites. Nevertheless, there is still a crucial aspect of human-geoscience (human-Earth) interrelations not clearly expressed in these definitions, which can justify the promotion of geoheritage and geoconservation, namely, the importance of the Earth, its structures, and processes in the development of human civilization and the importance of geosciences in the interpretation of human history and the present-day situation. In this paper, several examples of such geosites and categories of geosites are given: geological structures that conditioned human history, caves as a birthplace of human culture, springs as symbolic and real sources of water necessary for life and economy, mass movements as both destructive and constructive phenomena, and exploitation of mineral resources as a factor that has boosted the progress of civilization. Consequently, we postulate the inclusion in the meaning (definition) of geoheritage, sites, and categories of sites, that convince public and policy makers, that Earth’s elements and processes are ecosystem services of crucial importance. They are important not only for geoscientists, but in the development of human civilization, history, and the present state of human affairs.
      PubDate: 2022-05-02
       
  • Classification, Spatial Distribution Pattern, Forming Reasons, and Driving
           Forces of National Geoparks in China

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      Abstract: Abstract In this study, GIS spatial analysis was used, a new classification of Chinese national geoparks was presented, and spatial distribution pattern, forming reasons and driving forces, were analyzed using the nearest neighbor index, Kernel density estimation, Kernel density estimation, and Pearson correlation coefficient to better understand national geoparks in China. The results show that: (1) There are a maximum of 235 geomorphologic landscape sites, paleontological sites, and water landscape sites in national geoparks, accounting for 86.40% of the total sites. (2) The NNI(R) of national geoparks is 0.65, R < 1, which shows that it has a causal distributional pattern. (3) The geographic imbalance in spatial distribution across different types and regions of Chinese national geoparks is obvious, with 11 clustered zones where 224 national geoparks’ number are located, accounting for 82.35% of the total. (4) The spatial distribution of national geoparks coincides with Chinese tectonic belt functions of tectonics, three-step terrains and topography, climate zones, and rock characteristics. In addition, there are strong positive correlations and coupling relationships between the national geoparks’ spatial distribution pattern and the coverage of geological heritage resource surveys and development of medium-large cities but moderate positive correlations with economic development, capital investments, and attention.
      PubDate: 2022-04-22
       
  • Pietra Alberese: from Traditional Building Material of the Tuscan
           Countryside to the Present Use (Tuscany, Italy)

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      Abstract: Abstract In Tuscany, the vernacular architecture of the countryside between Siena and Florence (Chianti territory), and the monumental architecture of towns such as Prato and Pistoia together with the surrounding villages, extensively used a local limestone, the Pietra Alberese. It is a grey marly limestone, very resistant to decay, which takes on a whitish colour upon exposure to atmospheric agents. In addition, the Pietra Alberese was used to produce lime, being the only limestone cropping out in this territory. In this work, the Pietra Alberese is characterized, from a geological, mineralogical and petrographic point of view, highlighting its problems of conservation. Furthermore, the use in the historical architecture (both vernacular and monumental) and in the twentieth century architecture is illustrated.
      PubDate: 2022-04-14
       
  • Mapping Lioz Limestone in Monuments at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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      Abstract: Abstract Lioz Limestone occurrences in Lisbon and near regions have been exploited since the Roman Empire. This rock is a fossil-rich Cretaceous microcrystalline limestone that presents different colours. Its characteristics and quality as a building material, along with the Portuguese Kingdom’s expansion, made this natural stone a remarkable example of wide use through centuries in different countries. Due to its cultural and historical values, Lioz Limestone received the designation of Global Heritage Stone Resource — GHSR in 2018. This stone was brought to Brazil initially as ballast in vessels and later with pre-defined projects ordered to compose religious and governmental buildings. It was applied in floors, ornaments, facades, stairways, etc. An ongoing inventory in Rio de Janeiro has identified, thus far, thirty-four examples of culturally significant applications of this GHSR. Some of them are visiting points of Geotouristic routes, where Lioz serves as a tool to disseminate geosciences to the non-specialized public and improve geology students learning. The most common deterioration patterns found in this stone at Rio are microkarst, pitting, loss of matrix, black crusts, biological colonization, bleaching, and deposits that can be attributed to the tropical climate and also to the influence of the polluted and saline environment where these buildings are located. Identifying Lioz Limestone use and its decay patterns in Rio de Janeiro, a World Heritage Site, may aid the conservation of important Brazilian built heritage and encourage international cooperation research.
      PubDate: 2022-04-13
       
  • The Transversal Heritage of Maastricht Stone, a Potential Global Heritage
           Stone Resource from Belgium and the Netherlands

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      Abstract: Abstract Maastricht Stone is a soft and porous, pale limestone from the Krijtland, a geological region with Late Cretaceous outcrops across the border of Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany. It has a remarkably high porosity and low strength; however, the stone is very durable in a diverse range of outdoor applications. The stone has been used since Roman times, excavated in some opencast and many underground quarries. Its main use is situated in the period between the fifteenth and first half of the twentieth century. The local community has always been strongly engaged with the production of the stone and the resulting underground landscape, which has served for secondary purposes as shelter, mushroom cultivation, and tourism. Today, the region is appreciated for this particular landscape and the recognisability of the built heritage in Maastricht Stone. The stone is a preferred substrate for scientific research in stone conservation, due to of the homogeneity of the blocks from the last remaining active quarry in combination with its specific petrophysical properties. Therefore, Maastricht Stone is proposed as a ‘Global Heritage Stone Resource’ to augment its visibility and understanding.
      PubDate: 2022-04-12
       
  • Geoparks: Pathways to Internalize Sustainable Development in the State of
           Bahia, Brazil

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      Abstract: Abstract The State of Bahia is located in the northeast region of Brazil. It has a population of almost 15 million people, 25% of which live in the Metropolitan Region of Salvador — RMS, the capital city, which accounts for over 40% of the state’s gross domestic product — GDP. Bahia has seven geopark proposals made by the Geological Survey of Brazil — CPRM, and it is the Brazilian state with the largest number of geoparks proposals in the country. All these geoparks proposals listed by CPRM for Bahia are in the countryside, more than 200 km away from the RMS, and are mostly related to geomorphological aspects. Four of these proposals are located in Chapada Diamantina, an ancient diamond mining region that is marked by mountain ranges and plateaus, sculpted in low metamorphosed Proterozoic sedimentary rocks, with caves, waterfalls, and relevant mining heritage. Considering the geoparks’ proposals for the state, Serra do Sincorá, São Desidério, Morro do Chapéu, and Alto Rio de Contas already count with geological heritage inventories, but the latter proposal lacks officially constituted organizations focused on its implementation. The CPRM’s geopark proposals for Bahia will be assessed here, envisioning that geoparks can be a pathway for sustainable countryside development in the state, helping in the distribution of its GDP, spreading scientific knowledge, reinforcing local identities, promoting the United Nations — UN Sustainable Development Goals — SDG, and fostering healthy lifestyles.
      PubDate: 2022-04-09
       
  • The Importance of Preserving Small Heritage Sites: the Case of La Tuiza
           Sanctuary (Zamora, Spain)

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      Abstract: Abstract For centuries, granite has been one of the most widely used natural stones for building heritage, especially in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. The sanctuary of La Tuiza in Lubian (Zamora, northwest of Spain), built with Calabor granite, dates from the eighteenth century and was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1995. The heritage importance of this site lies in its location, on the Sanabria route (Silver Route) of the Way of St James (Camino de Santiago), attracting visitors from all over the world. This work presents the complete characterisation of the building stone of both the monument and the original quarry and the qualitative description of the main pathologies that have been detected. The capillary water absorption coefficient is twice the value in the sanctuary compared to the quarry; the open porosity, water absorption at atmospheric pressure and sound speed propagation are slightly higher, and the compressive strength value is lower in the stones of the building. These differences reveal the incipient decay processes. In terms of pathologies, biological colonisation is scattered throughout the building, affecting the north face more intensely, and on the exterior, scaling is observed on the west face. Inside the sanctuary, deterioration is related to humidity due to capillary water infiltration, which causes conspicuous stains, efflorescence and biological colonisation in the western sidewalls. The authors recommend that measures be taken to prevent further deterioration and to protect this small site in order to maintain the cultural heritage linked to the local community.
      PubDate: 2022-04-08
       
 
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