5 Carbonatites and related rocks of the Kaiserstuhl, Hegau

Field guides: Jörg Keller

Pre-conference fieldtrip: 8.8.-10.8.2008

Departure/Arrival: Freiburg, Frankfurt

Aproximated costs:  335 €

Min. participants: 20
Max. participants:


Main topics and scientific background of the excursion: Tertiary intraplate volcanism connected with the Rhinegraben evolution. Olivine nephelinitic and olivine melilititic graben volcanism, primary magmas and mantle xenoliths, Miocene alkaline complex of the Kaiserstuhl, with limburgites, tephrites, phonolites and carbonatites. Special emphasis on intrusive sövites, alvikitic dikes and extrusive carbonatites.



Meeting for the pre-conference field trip is Freiburg as central place for the excursions. The field trip will end by bus at the conference place Frankfurt. Transport from Freiburg to Frankfurt is part of the excursion fees. Freiburg can be easily reached by ICE train from Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich etc., or by direct bus from the Euro-Airport Basel-Freiburg-Mulhouse. An additional night in the excursion hotel (7./8.08.08) can be arranged.