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JOINT OUGS/IGA WEEKEND FIELD TRIP -16-17th June 2018 – Forming and filling the South Mayo Trough (Ordovician), western Ireland, leader: Dr. Brian McConnell (GSI)

June 16 - June 17

JOINT OUGS/IGA WEEKEND FIELD TRIP  – 16-17TH June, 2018

Forming and filling the South Mayo Trough (Ordovician), western Ireland

Led by: Dr. Brian McConnell (GSI)

We will focus primarily on the Ordovician volcanic and sedimentary fill of the South Mayo Trough basin, including the Lough Nafooey volcano, basin-margin conglomerates, and ignimbrite sheets.  We will also stray onto older, basin-bounding rock units and the overlying Silurian unconformity. 

Expect some rough ground and steep climbs.

Booking essential as numbers are restricted.  Contact: maria@geology.ie  or HowardFox41@gmail.com

This trip will be centred on Clonbur, Co. Galway. You will need to book your own accommodation in the area.  On the Saturday night we plan to have a shared meal in Clonbur, please let us know if you are interested in the meal.

Details

Start:
June 16
End:
June 17