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Value of Geologic·Geomorphic Resources of Danyang-gun and Its Application from Geotourism Perspective
단양지역 지질·지형자원의 가치와 지오투어리즘 관점에서의 활용방안
Econ. Environ. Geol. 2020 Feb;53(1):45-69
Published online February 28, 2020;
Copyright © 2020 the Korean society of economic and environmental gelology.

Su-Ho Jeong1, Ohsang Gwon2, Taehyung Kim2, Sambit Prasanajt Naik2, Jinhyun Lee2, Hyorok Son2 and Young-Seog Kim2*
정수호1,2 · 권오상2 · 김태형2 · Naik Sambit Prasanajit2 · 이진현2 · 손효록2 · 김영석2*

1Structural Engineering Department, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Gyeongju 38120, Korea
2Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Pukyong National University, Busan 48513, Korea
1한국수력원자력(주) 구조기술처, 2부경대학교 지구환경시스템과학부
Received January 3, 2020; Revised February 11, 2020; Accepted February 14, 2020.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
In Danyang area, various geological structures as well as various lithology and strata are well developed, which are useful for studying paleo-environment and structural movements, and also typical karst landforms, wethering landforms and river landforms. If geologically and geomorphologically valuable resources are used in terms of geotourim perspective, it is expected that revitalization of regional economy through diversification of attracting factors and employment creation of local people. Danyang has many excellent geological resources for geological field trip, they can greatly contribute to the development of geology such as expanding the base of geology and cultivating successive generations. In this study, we have evaluated newly discovered sites and previously excavated resources based on academical and educational values. By using these geological and geomorphological resources, we suggest three geotrail courses as follows. First, Geo-trail A is mainly focused on geological structures (Route A: Jeong Hwan Route), where we can learn geological deformation and movement through various brittle and ductile deformation structures. Second, Geo-trail B is mainly focused on stratigraphic importance (Route B: Soon-Bok Route), which emphasizes on various rocks, strata and contact relationship. Third, Geo-trail C is mainly focused on geomorphological landforms and landscapes (Route C: Satgat Route), which provide information about different geomorphological landforms and the interaction between different geological agents. In order to operate these geotrail courses efficiently, installation of explanation boards and view points, cultivate local commentators, and visitor centers and experience programs should be properly prepared together.
Keywords : Danyang, Geotourism, Evaluation, Geological structures, Geological field work


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