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Geological and Mining Heritage as driving force for local development


XIV International Conference about Geological and Mining Heritage
XVIII Scientific Meeting of the SEDPGYM
Piedrasblancas, Castrillon. Asturias (Spain)

The Spanish Society for the Defense of Geological and Mining Heritage (Sociedad Española para la Defensa del Patrimonio Geológico y Minero, SEDPGYM), in collaboration with the Town Council of Castrillón (Asturias, Spain) and the Asturian Society of Mining Diversification (Sociedad Asturiana de Diversificación Minera, SADIM), organizes the XIV International Conference about Geological and Mining Heritage and the XVIII Scientific Meeting of the SEDPGYM.

This Congrees has the following objectives:

To assamble researchers and people interested in history and culture, in the frame of geological and mining heritage.
To promote the exchange of experiences related to the study, recovery, conservation, valuation and spreading of geological and mining heritage resources.
To make known the mining tradition and history of Asturian region in particular and of Spain and other countries in general, by means of the popularization of its mining past and the analysis of iniciatives and projects that are beeing developed in the present.
To work in order to obtain a global view of geolocial-mining heritage, integrated in the landscape, that allows to conciliate its identity with the recuperation and the new uses of it, in the context of local development.
To make known the rules and national and international recomendations about the study, restoration and use of mining heritage, in order to set the foundations for further studies and projects headed for its sustainable exploitation.
The Conference includes trips to visit different locations known by their interesting geological and mining heritage.

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