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Shekov, K., Muller, T., Fuławka, K., Joutsenvaara, J.(2019) Legislative control over use of old mine workings for learning purposes. Gornyi zhurnal, 3, 11-16. doi:10.17580/gzh.2019.03.02

Legislative control over use of old mine workings for learning purposes

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Author: Shekov, K. V.1; Muller, T.2; Fuławka, Krzysztof3;
Organizations: 1Institite of Geolgy, Karelian Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Petrozavodsk, Russia
2Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Freiberg, Germany
3Research and Development Center KGHM CUPRUM sp. z.o.o., Wroclaw, Poland
4University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Ore & Metals Publishing House, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-09-04


Today monuments of industrial history attract more attention than they did decades ago; however, former mining workings are still out of cultural context. Due to evident gaps in the system of Russian subsoil use legislation, as well as the lack of methodological basis for reorganization and operation of former mining workings, the issue of studying the possibilities and constraints of this activity stays topical. Tourist routes arranged based on former mining workings enjoy great popularity, but the number of such sites in Russia ranks below the similar index in Poland and Germany. Analyzing the experience of organizing scientific and educational activities in former mining workings in Russia, the authors have come to a conclusion that further development of this course is in direct relationship to the elaboration level of regulatory and legal framework of using such sites, the efficiency of mechanisms for cooperation between authorities, business and population. The article presents western approaches to solving the legal regulation issues of using out-of-operation mining workings as exemplified by the policies of Germany, Poland and Finland.

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Сегодня памятники промышленной истории привлекают к себе больше внимания, чем десятилетия назад, однако бывшие горные выработки и сегодня по-прежнему остаются вне культурного контек-ста. Одним из основных препятствий их использования для целей, не связанных с добычей полезных ископаемых, выступает слабое разви-тие национального законодательства о пользовании недрами. В насто-ящей статье рассматривается законодательное регулирование вопро-сов туристического использования бывших горных выработок в Рос-сии и приводится аналогичный опыт Германии, Польши и Финляндии.

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Series: Gornyj žurnal
ISSN: 0017-2278
ISSN-L: 0017-2278
Volume: 3
Pages: 11 - 16
DOI: 10.17580/gzh.2019.03.02
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1171 Geosciences
Funding: This study was supported in the framework of the state contract with the Institute of Geology, Karelian Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, No. AAAA-A18-118020290175-2, and Project R037 Baltic See Underground Innovation Network (BSUIN) of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Project.
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