Pre-EX4 Sun 09. September 2018 1 day
Structural geology in the Underground - Excursion to the largest ice cave in the world
Guide: Peter Pointner
6:45 University of Salzburg, Hellbrunner Str. 34 or
07:30 Parking at the Eisriesenwelt visitor centre in Werfen (Arrival by train to Werfen with arrival from Salzburg at 06:55 and 07:15 -> from there pick up and transport to the Eisriesenwelt car park)
Guided tour through the ice part (approx. 1 km), structural geology underground in the main course of the cave (approx. 1 km), explanation Eastern Alps panorama, debriefing with lecture about the caves of the Tennengebirge.
Language: German, short explanations in English
Suitable mountain equipment for a stay in an alpine cave of approx. 4 h (temperature +1°C, darkness, dirt). Sturdy shoes (mountain boots), long trousers, jacket, hood, gloves, helmet, headlight (headlamp), warm drinks. A limited number of lamps and helmets can be provided.
07:30 Meeting point visitor centre Eisriesenwelt and walk approx. 20min to the valley station of the Eisriesenwelt
08:00 Cable car ride to the Oedl-Haus and walk to the cave entrance (approx. 20 min)
08:30 - 09:30 Guided tour through the ice section of the Eisriesenwelt
09:30 - 12:00 Inspection and visit of structural geological outcrops in the main course
12:00 - 12:30 Way back from the cave
12:30 - 13:00 Eastern Alps Panorama
13:00 - 14:30 Break at the Oedl-Haus (food available)
14:30 - 15:30 Lecture Caves of the Tennengebirge at the Oedl-Haus
16:00 Cable car ride into the valley (end of excursion at the Eisriesenwelt visitor centre)
Post-EX6 Fri 14. - Sun 16. September 2018 3 days
Comparison of the Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous successions of the Eastern Alps and the Transdanubian Range - Similarities and differences
Guide: Géza Császár
The Transdanubian Range was part of a huge carbonate platform until the earliest Early Jurassic. The first signal of the opening of the Penninic Ocean is the break of the carbonate platform system. The result of this process is the differentiation of the sedimentary environments into highs with comparatively thin, discontinuous and into deeper-water areas with condensed lithofacies, and thicker, less condensed successions.
There are great differences in thickness and also in lithology of the Jurassic lithostratigraphic units in southwest and northeast direction in the Transdanubian Range.
The shallowing tendency started in the Tithonian and continued in the Early Cretaceous in the entire territory of the Transdanubian Range. In the Gerecse Mts flysch-type clastic succession developed in the Early Cretaceous, with limestone fragments containing colonial fossils too. In subsurface conditions this succession also found in South Slovakia too. These successions are similar to those in the Eastern Alps too.
During this time in the South-Bakony, completely different formations developed (Mogyorósdomb Limestone Fm), which is getting thicker and more and more similar to that of the South-Alpine development.