Oceanic lithosphere in the Western Alps (O. Müntener, T. Decrausaz) – 1 day (max 15 participants)
The Tsaté nappe in the Aiguilles Rouges massif near Arolla displays a wide range of weakly metamorphic remnants of the Jurassic Piemonte Liguria ocean, including sediments, pillow basalts, gabbros and ultramafic rocks. This 1 day excursion will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss the origin of these rocks, their overprint during Alpine metamorphism and their paleotectonic importance.
- Maximum 15 participants – first come first served!
- Costs: 75 CHF
- Included: transportation, geological guide
- There is 1 place remaining for this field excursion