Virtual Field Trip Competition

The BCN SGA-SEG Student Chapter has entered the Virtual Field Trip Competition created by SEG and the University of Toronto SEG Student Chapter.

This competition aims to encourage chapters to create short virtual economic geology videos and share them with their fellow members worldwide, creating a truly global contest that will showcase an amazing range of diverse geologic sites. The competition allows students to virtually visit exciting geological locations, otherwise, they would never  have been able to travel, connect and collaborate with their SEG student community.

Given the proximity of the mine to Barcelona and the fact that it is one of the oldest and largest examples of underground mining in all of Europe, the Gavà Neolithic Mining Complex has been chosen. This mining complex was devoted to the exploitation of variscite, a green mineral used in the crafting of ornaments.

From the Student Chapter of Barcelona we invite you to visit and discover this mining complex.

We would like to thank the Gavà Mines Archaeological Park, especially Josep Bosch Argilós and Mireia Forasté Casas, and Joan Carles Melgarejo (Faculty of Earth Science of the University of Barcelona). 

Direction and editing of the video: Joana Graells, Ada Rodríguez and David Ruíz.