Field Trip 3

Metamorphic transect through the Eastern Alps: the tectonometamorphic evolution of the Western Austroalpine and Southalpine basement

Peter Tropper, Bernhard Fügenschuh

Field trip guide (pdf)

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The visited area highlights the polyphase tectonic and metamorphic evolution along the Brenner base tunnel transect. While the Austroalpine units bear substantial information related to the Cretaceous evolution/orogeny, the Tauern window exposes units and rocks of European provenance, metamorphosed and deformed during Tertiary collision. With additional stops in the Southern Alps the excursion provides insight in the pre-Alpine evolution of this area. During the Neogene the final shaping of this area occurred in the context of lateral extrusion and exhumation.

Physical requirements:
Easily accessible for everybody, only very short walking times of less than 10 min at individual stops.

Equipment:
Waterproof jacket recommended.

Transportation:
2 Mini busses, from and to Innsbruck.

Accommodation:
Hotel in Sterzing

Number of participants:
minimum 7, maximum 16

Departure:
24.09.2016  8:00 . Innsbruck, Bus parking area behind SOWI building

Return:
25.09.2016 ~18:00 .  Innsbruck, Bus parking area behind SOWI building

Fees:
150 € (including bus transfer from/to Innsbruck and accommodation)