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 Pre-conference field trip - Maures


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 post-conference excursion through the Maures Massif:

Duration : 1 day

Number of participants : 24.

Costs: 60 euro/person (The cost include transport and lunch but not dinner in Toulon before transfer to Corsica).

The meeting point is Saturday, May 19 in Nice at 07 h 00 at the University of Nice in front of the main gate of the Valrose campus; end of the trip is Toulon at 19h00


Amphibolites (Cap Pinet)

Dykes cutting orthogneiss fabric (La Bocca)

Orthogneiss (La Bocca)

Refolded folds (St. Tropez)


Day 1 (May 19) The itinerary of the excursion will follow the coast between Nice and Toulon, crossing the entire orogenic segment of the Maures -Tanneron massif according to the decreasing metamorphic gradient (from migmatites to graptolites schist). Syn-kinematic melting of the crust during exhumation and significance of the HP basic boudins in migmatites are two major points that will be further discussed.