TECTONICS AND SEDIMENTATION

Extensional to compressional tectonics and related sedimentation

Instructors: Jaume Vergés and Lluís Ardèvol
Location: south-central Pyrenees, the course begins and ends in Barcelona
Meeting point: Barcelona downtown
Trip end: Airport / meeting point
Level: basic / skill
Delivery: field trip + 1h daily classroom
Physical demand: average hike (maximum 1h walk per day) with some hills
Contents: The trip combines the analysis of the different play concepts present in the Pyrenees with the study of the sedimentary and tectonic evolution of the chain, from Palaeozoic basement, Triassic red beds and salt to Tertiary well-known foreland basins, through Jurassic and Cretaceous carbonate platforms dominated by extension and salt tectonics.

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