Post-conference field trip - Sardinia
The participation to the pre-conference and/or post-conference field trips is only restricted to those who registered to the Congress Variscan 2012.
Duration: 3 days.
Number of participants: 32.
Costs: 200 euro/person (senior) or 150 euro/person (junior). The costs include all transports, the fees to enter the Asinara national Park, overnight stay and dinner in Nuoro between day2 and day3, breakfast of day3, the lunches. Overnight and dinner between day1 and day2 are not included.
Day-1 (May 24)- Visit to the Asinara Island high-grade metamorphic complex: the migmatitic basement and its relationships with the high-strained phyllonitic belt hosting mafic boudins with eclogitic relic assemblages. The origin ad significance of the leptyno-amphibolitic complex of Pta Scorno and the Ordovician ortogneiss complex are two of the major issues that will be addressed to in the excursion. Departure from and arrival in Sassari.
Day-2 (May 25)-
Anatomy of the Middle-Ordovician volcanic arc and deformation in the
external Nappe zone: structural and geochronologic
Day-3 (May 26)- The external Nappe zone, the fold and thrust belt and the infra-Ordovician angular unconformity (Sardic Phase). Departure from Senorbi and arrivals in Sassari late in the evening, end of the field trip. Upon request, we could have an optional stop at the Cagliari airport around 18:00.