Dictionary of Geotourism

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Quanzhou Leigongling National Mining Park, Guangxi

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2003

This park is located in the southeastern corner of Quanzhou County, Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and covers an area of 3.6 km2. It consists of two manganese mining areas (Leigong Tower Park and Baotaling Park) and a water park. It became a national mining park in 2010. The park features Quaternary weathering and accumulation manganese ore with manganese deposits distributed in the superficial layer, which is convenient for mining and separation. The tailings and silts have contributed to river channel sedimentation, and the sediment is now higher than the water surface. As a result, interconnected and isolated islands have formed, which are rarer and more attractive than the mining features in other national mining parks. The park is in the Xiangjiang section of the upper reach of the Yangtze River system and demonstrates the oversight of abandoned mine environments, protecting water resources and restoring the ecological environment along the upper reach of the...

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