July 2018: Summer Holidays
July brings the start of summer holidays across Europe. Despite being a relatively small continent, Europe is packed full of beautiful beaches and mountains, many rich cultures and incredible history stretching back thousands of years. Travellers can enjoy scenic nature views, eat delicious foods and visit countless historic structures from bygone eras, oftentimes all in one place.
Whatever part of Europe you enjoy this summer, take a look at the geology around you while you travel or the landscape surrounding your own home. The rich geological features that make up Europe are not only beautiful, they’re the reason these lands have prospered from mining for many centuries. Mined raw materials still contribute to Europe’s economies today.
This summer, create unique memories by visiting a mining heritage site, a functioning mine or one of the many closed mines that have been rehabilitated and given new purpose such as amphitheaters, recreational nature areas or even racetracks.