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Geoheritage

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Geoheritage. The heritage value assigned to features of a geological nature encompasses globally, nationally, state-wide to regionally, and locally significant features of earth science that are intrinsically important or culturally important, offering information or insights into the evolution of the earth or into the history of earth science, or that can be used for research, teaching, or reference (Brocx, 2008). It encompasses the variety of rock types, stratigraphy, structural geology, geomorphology, and hydrology and covers a large variety of processes and products across a wide range of scales, from global tectonics, mountain building, and landscape evolution to local surface processes and products such as weathering, erosion and sedimentation, cliff faces, fossil sites and mineral localities, and, at the microscale, diagenesis and deformation.

Geoheritage and geoconservation

Geoheritage and geoconservation are concerned with the preservation of earth science features...

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Brocx, M., Semeniuk, V. (2016). Geoheritage. In: Kennish, M.J. (eds) Encyclopedia of Estuaries. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8801-4_310

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