Planned field trips
In accordance with the subject of the meeting, the main attention will be paidto demonstrating the processes of mantle-crustal interaction in the formationof typical granitoid massifs of the Urals in its various geological settings, andalso to certain objects that historically determined the worldwide reputationof the Urals as a unique geological structure and a source of mineral resourcesof the Russian state.
Prior tothe conference, on August 26 and 27, four one-day field trips areplanned in the Middle Urals:
The field trip N 1. Excursionfee: 30 euros
The Verkhisetskgabbro-tonalite-granodiorite-granite massif is the center of a long-term endogenous activity(about 100 Ma), where migmatization example and those of partial melting inbasic synplutonic dikes will be shown, as well as complex interrelationsbetween the main varieties of massif rocks, and the features of its internalstructure.
The field trip N 2. Excursionfee: 40 euros
Granitepegmatites of the topaz-beryl vein "Mokrusha" in the famous "Semiprecious Band of the Urals" –the first domestic source of semiprecious stones of the Russian state (sincethe XVII century), including a visit to the gem museums in Rezh and Murzinka.
The field trip N 3. Excursionfee: 30 euros
In the Krutikhinsk massif, located in the rootzone of the Aduisky massif, known for its rare metal and emerald deposits,processes of crustal magma formation will be shown over the mantle and crustalsubstratum migmatization and partial melting In the final part of the fieldtrip the granites of the Adui massif will be demonstrated.
The field trip N 4. Excursionfee: 40 euros
The Shartash granite massif and associated Berezovsky gold deposit - the first gold deposit in Russia (includinga visit to the Gold Museum and gold mine).
Note: maximum of Excursion participants to visit the Main is 16!
Afterthe conference, September 1 - 7,
The field trip N 5. Excursionfee: 550 euros (The trip includes a field guide, breakfast, lunch, dinners,accommodation and transport from September 1th (Ekaterinburg) to September 7th(Magnitogorsk).Program of the South Urals Field Trip
The fieldtrip cover some of the most interesting areas of granite exposure in differenttectonic zones of the Southern Urals
Accommodation is planned in Miass and Magnitogorsk hotels.
1. The East Uralian zone
1.1. Miaskites and granite pegmatite veins (insideThe Ilmen Reserve) – the model objects for the working of hypothesis ofpegmatite formation by academicians A.E. Fersman and A.N. Zavaritsky (includinga visit to the museum in the Reserve).
1.2. Stepninsk massif - a petrotype of the "latite" monzodiorite-granite series
1.3. Dzhabyk massif multiphase granitoid pluton formed by the Late-Paleozoic granitic rockwhich are typical in the Main Granitic Axis of the Urals.
During the fieldtrip, the participants will get acquainted with the history museum of Parissettlement and a private mineralogical collection of the Stone House in thevillage of Fershampenoise.
2. The Magnitogorsk volcanic zone
2.1. Magnitogorsk gabbro-granite series and associated skarn-magnetite andtitanomagnetite mineralization (the MalyKuibas deposit), and the tour of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works
2.2. The alkaline granites of the Magnitogorsk gabbro-granite series in the Malaya Cheka mountain.
When thegeological part of the field trip is over, the participants will get acquaintedwith the Arkaem archaeological museum (a branch of the Ilmen State Reserve).
3. The Main Uralian Fault zone
3.1. Syrostan Massif root zone composed of migmatized gabbroids and their partial meltingproducts, i.e. potassium-poor granodiorites and granites, will be shown, aswell as the main varieties of granitoids.
4. Central Uralian zone
4.1. Theunique in the Urals Berdyaush rapakivimassif
Upon completionof the geological part of the field trip, the participants will visit the firstpower station in Russia (the B.Satka river, Porogi settlement).
At the end of the 7-dayfield trip, the participants can leave directly from Magnitogorsk by air orrail. If necessary, it will be possible come back to Ekaterinburg (lunchand dinners are not included).