1. Geopolitical Concerns Arising From Mining Activities in Some Parts of Nigeria and Cameroon

Rifkatu Nghargbu; K'tso Nghargbu; Shekwonyadu Iyakwari

Volume 3, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 1-11


  Environmental problems due to mining activities in Nigeria and Cameroon have been a source of geopolitical concern. Here, we explore these issues in terms of the balance of economic benefits from mining and ensuring geological site maintenance and enhancement. The study was carried out through the use ...  Read More

2. Burmese Amber Fossils, Mining, Sales and Profits

George Poinar; Sieghard Ellenberger

Volume 3, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 12-16


  The present work investigates the mining and sale of fossiliferous Burmese amber to determine if the profits are being used by the Myanmar military to commit atrocities against minority groups or ethnic armies within the country, as recently implied.  Our conclusion, based on the information available ...  Read More

3. The Increasing Need for Geographical Information Technology (GIT) Tools in Geoconservation and Geotourism

Mark Williams; Melinda McHenry

Volume 3, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 17-32


  The use of GIS, remote sensing, and other geographic tools in geoconservation and geotourism is increasing. These tools – hereafter referred to as ‘Geographic Information Technology’ (GIT) tools – have the potential to simplify workflow in geoconservation assessment and inventory, ...  Read More

4. An Introduction to Mining Tourism Route in Yazd Province

Neda Torabi Farsani; Seyed Reza Bahadori; Seyed Abolghasem Mirzaei

Volume 3, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 33-39


  Nowadays, mining tourism is known as a strategy for local development and an alternative economy in remote areas. Yazd province is Iran's mineral hub and has a high potential for promoting mining tourism. However, this form of tourism in the province has not been considered as it should. This paper emphasizes ...  Read More

5. The Ghosts of Old Volcanoes, a Geoheritage Trail Concept for Eastern Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Ilmars Gravis; Karoly Nemeth; Chris Twemlow; Boglarka Nemeth

Volume 3, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 40-57


  Re-imagining the geotourism experience through the lens of slow tourism, in this paper we lay out a pathway towards a more nourishing, engaging, and educational experience that contributes to both geoconservation and a reshaping of the tourism economy in light of recent disruption caused by the Covid-19 ...  Read More

6. Geotouristic Coastal Itinerary in the South Coast of Paraíba (Northeast of Brazil)

Luciano Pereira; Arilde Alves

Volume 3, Issue 1 , June 2020, Pages 58-76


  Geotouristic itineraries are important tools for the dissemination of geosciences because they work as outdoor field classes for teaching about the physical phenomena associated with the landscape in question, including the cultural one. Coastal environments are areas of great geotouristic potential ...  Read More