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Perspectives of Geotourism Development in the Gorce I Quarry

Zbucki Łukasz () and Jędrusik Maciej ()
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Zbucki Łukasz: Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education inBiała Podlaska, Poland
Jędrusik Maciej: University of Warsaw, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, Department of World Regional Geography,Warsaw, Poland

Economic and Regional Studies / Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne, 2017, vol. 10, issue 2, 96-106

Abstract: Subject and purpose of work: The purpose of the study is to present the perspectives of geotourism development in the porphyry quarry Gorce I, which is situated in the Wałbrzyskie mountains. Currently the exploitation of this quarry is suspended. Materials and methods: This work was written after studying the literature on this subject and conducting field research, during which terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) was used, among others. The material gathered during field research was used, among other things, to create a 3D model of the Gorce I quarry. Results: The research and analyses conducted in the porphyry quarry Gorce I allowed for designating a geotourist trail where information boards were placed. Conclusions: The research conducted in the Gorce I quarry confirms the possibility of utilizing this excavation pit for geotourism purposes.

Keywords: geotourism; quarry; tourist infrastructure (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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