Field trip

Field trip

The Tourmaline 2017 post-conference field trip will focus at tourmaline variability in diverse geological systems. The conference venue is very suitable for the purpose, as it is very close to the eastern border of the Variscan orogene and the front of the Moldanubian thrust.

The preliminary field trip program (minor changes possible in spring 2017):

Day 1

(June 26)

Theme: Tourmalines from metacarbonates and associated calc-silicate rocks from the easternmost boundary of the Variscan orogene
Visited locality: Trhonice
Theme: Tourmaline in tourmalinites from mica-schists of the Svratka Unit
Visited locality:  Ujčov
Theme: Orthogneiss with F-rich tourmalines
Visited locality: Nedvědice
Theme: Distinct compositional  evolution of tourmaline in LCT pegmatites
Visited locality: Rožná-Hradisko, Rožná-Borovina (type locality of rossmanite)
Night: Skalský dvůr
Day 2

(June 27)

Theme: Tourmalines and anhydrous B-silicates related to anatectic processes in granulites and migmatites
Visited locality: Horní Bory
Theme: Orbicular-tourmaline in leucogranites
Visited locality: Lavičky
Theme: Tourmalines from NYF pegmatites of the Třebíč Pluton
Visited locality: Oslavice
Night: Kutná Hora
Day 3

(June 28)

Theme:  Anatectic metapegmatites with tourmaline and dumortierite
Visited locality: Starkoč
Theme: Tourmaline granite – pegmatite – orthogneiss complex
Visited locality: Přibyslavice (type locality of oxy-schorl)
Arrival to Prague centre around 16:00

Unless you plan a night flight on June 28, we recommend flight booking with departure on June 29, and spending the night of June 28-29 at Prague.