6 Lamproite volcanoes of southeastern Spain, Ronda

Field guides:
D.G. Pearson (University of Durham)
P.H. Nixon (University of Leeds)
B. Kjarsgaard (Geological Survey of Canada)
C. Garrido (University of Grenada)

Post-conference fieldtrip: 16.8.-24.8.2008

Departure/Arrival: Murcia / Malaga
Delegates will be required to book and pay for their own flights from Frankfurt to Murcia.  These are both frequent and cheap.  We will need to fly in to Murcia airport for the start of the trip.  The trip will end at Malaga airport on Sun August 24th.

Approximated costs: 1500 €

Min. participants: 20
Max. participants:


The trip will spend 3 full days and 2 partial days examining the Miocene lamproite occurrences in the Murcia region, with a focus on the centres of Cancrix, Calasparra, Barqueros and Jumilla.  It is likely that the Mula, Zenata and Vera localities will be visited. 
The alkali-basalt hosted mantle xenolith locality of Tallante is also scheduled.  2 days will be spent at Ronda, with the last day focussing on the pyroxenite locality containing graphite pseudomorphs after diamond described by Davies et al., 1993 (Geology, vol 21, p471-474).

Day to day:

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