Mines in the landscape of Strzelin county – deposits, resources and exploitation of natural resources

key words: mine, pit mine, landscape, resources, natural resources, exploitation

Summary:

The paper presents the location and resources of natural resources and the volume of mineral exploitation in the Strzelin county. In the field there occur such rocks like granitoids, granite gneisses gneiss, basalts, crystalline schsts, quartz-ites, quartzites schists, amphibolites, marbles, clays, loams, gravels and sands. Proven natural resources in Strzelin county are in the range of 283 481 000 tons, 8 625 000 tons of which have been exploited in the years 1999-2009. In the county is dominated deposits of common minerals products, that representing 96,7% of proved reserves. In terms of resources volume Strzelin commune is the richest one. In the area of Przeworno commune deposits of basic mineral products dominate. In the time period 2003-2008 an over sixth-time-increase of the exploitation was noted, what affected an increase of mining sector pressure on environment, land-scape and living conditions of local citizens.

Citation:

Jawecki B., Jawecka B. 2011. Mines in the landscape of Strzelin county – deposits, resources and exploitation of natural resources. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2011/ 01