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 Pre-conference field trip - Corsica



The participation to the pre-conference and/or post-conference field trips is only restricted to those who registered to the Congress Variscan 2012.


Notes on the pre-conference excursion throughout the Variscan section of Corsica.

Duration : 2 days.

Number of participants : 24.

Costs: 150 euro/person (senior) or 80 euro/person (junior). The costs include all transports within the Corsica island, from Ile Rousse to Bonifacio; the night and breakfast in Corte; the lunches; the ferry between Corsica and Sardinia and the bus to drive participants from Santa-Teresa-di-Gallura to Sassari. The dinners day 1 [Corsica] and day 2 [Sardinia] are not included.

A ferry (Company: Corsica Ferries, ship: Mega Express 5) with departure at 22h00 from Toulon,will ensure the transfer to Corsica for the participants to the Maures Massif excursion

The meeting point is Sunday May 20 in Bastia at 07h00 on the Harbour. End of the trip is at Bonifacio, Monday May 21 at 17:00. A ferry will carry the participants to Sardinia. At the arrival in Santa-Teresa-di-Gallura (Sardinia) a bus will ensure the transfer to Sassari for participants coming from the Corsica trip.


Mg K dykes (Porto)

Mg K femic dyke (Porto)


Day-1 (May 20)– route from Bastia to Galeria and back to Corte. Morning: Visit to the Galeria section: Low grade deformed Panafrican micaschists uncomfortably topped by non-metamorphic Ordovician (Caradocian) conglomerate. This section was interpreted as a witness of the Hinterland of the South Variscan Realm.

Afternoon: visit to the Belgodere metamorphic complex (Internal zone) and relationships with the Mg-K Visean plutonism.

Night in Corte.

Day-2 (May 21) –from Corte to Bonifacio. Morning : visit to the section of the base of the Piemontese nappe of Santa Lucia, low pressure Permian metamorphism : kinzigites and mafic complexes. Road to Porto-Vecchio and visit to the high-grade metamorphic complex. Arrival at Bonifacio before 17:00 (last ferry to Santa-Teresa-di-Gallura, Sardinia).