Tourism at Historic Mining Sites in Europe

Eoin McGrath, Tim Workman & Des Johnston
Geological Survey Ireland, Ireland

Europe has a long mining history dating back to the Bronze Age (3300 - 1200 BC). Early mining activity was carried out in a primitive manner and only relatively high grade mineralization was worked. Many developments have taken place since then up to the present day. In addition, the range of commodities mined has greatly expanded over this time period and include ornamental stone, industrial minerals, fuel minerals as...
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