HU -  Hungary


HU1 - Zeolite mineralization of the dacite laccolith of Csódi Hill, Dunabogdány and sightseeing in the Danube Bend

Practical information:

  • Duration: 1 day (8 AM to 7 PM)
  • Mid-conference: 24.08.2010 and 26.08.2010, Budapest (HU) - Budapest (HU)
  • Length: 100 km
  • Min. number of participants: 5 each day
  • Max. number of participants: 45 each day
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 15
    • Normal: EUR 20
  • Meals cost: included in the registration fee
  • Accommodation: None

Leaders: Erzsébet Tóth (Eötvös L. University, Budapest, zsike@abyss.elte.hu), Tamás G. Weiszburg (Eötvös L. University, Budapest)

Scientific focus (keywords): volcanic petrology; dacite; laccolith; zeolites; open-air museum; traditional architecture of Hungary

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Photo: Yellow calcite on pink chabazite. Mineral collection of the Herman Ottó Museum (Miskolc).
Yellow calcite on pink chabazite from Csódi Hill (HU).


Photo: Hall of the Geological Institute, Mátyáshegy Cave (HU)

HU2 - Mineralogy and speleology of the Szemlőhegy and Mátyáshegy Caves, Budapest

Practical information:

  • Duration: 1 day (9.30 AM till 7 PM including a lunch in a restaurant)
  • Mid-conference: 23.08.2010, 24.08.2010 and 26.08.2010, Budapest (HU)
  • Length: 25 km (bus travel within Budapest)
  • Min. number of participants: 5 each day
  • Max. number of participants: 30 each day
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 10
    • Normal: EUR 20
  • Meals cost: included in the registration fee
  • Accommodation: None

Leader: Szabolcs Leél-Őssy (Eötvös L. University, Budapest, losz@geology.elte.hu)

Scientific focus (keywords): speleology; cave visit; hydrothermal caves; mixing corrosion; hydrothermal mineralization; cave mineralogy

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Hall of the Geological Institute, Mátyáshegy Cave (HU)


HU3 - Bauxite deposits of the Vértes Hills, Hungary

Practical information:

  • Duration: 1 day (8 AM - 5 PM)
  • Mid-conference: 24.08.2010, Budapest (HU) - Budapest (HU)
  • Length: 150 km
  • Min. number of participants: 5
  • Max. number of participants: 30
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 15
    • Normal: EUR 30
  • Meals cost: included in the registration fee
  • Accommodation: None

Leader: Andrea Mindszenty (Eötvös L. University, Budapest, andrea.mindszenty@gmail.com)

Scientific focus (keywords): bauxite sedimentology; tectonics; palaeohydrology; diagenetic alteration; mining heritage

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Photo: Mottled bauxite, Gánt (HU)
Mottled bauxite, Gánt (HU)

Photo: Selmec Museum Library, Miskolc (HU)

HU4 - Minerals, history and wines

Practical information:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Mid-conference: 24.08.2010 and 26.08.2010, Budapest (HU) - Budapest (HU)
  • Length: 420 km
  • Min. number of participants: 5 each day
  • Max. number of participants: 40 each day
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 35
    • Normal: EUR 50
  • Meals cost: included in the registration fee
  • Accommodation: None

Leaders: Ferenc Mádai (University of Miskolc, askmf@uni-miskolc.hu), László Lénárt (University of Miskolc), Norbert Zajzon (University of Miskolc)

Scientific focus (keywords): science history; history of mining education; speleology (cave visit); karst hydrogeology; karst water protection; Bükk Mts.; viticulture / viniculture

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Selmec Museum Library, Miskolc (HU)


HU5 - From maars to lava lakes: Ultramafic and granulite xenoliths associated with the alkaline basaltic volcanism of the Pannonian Basin

Practical information:

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Post-conference: 28.08.2010 Budapest (HU) - 29.08.2010, Budapest (HU)
  • Length: 450 km
  • Min. number of participants: 5
  • Max. number of participants: 25
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 20
    • Normal: EUR 40
  • Accommodation and meals cost: EUR 60

Leaders: Csaba Szabó (Eötvös L. University, Budapest, cszabo@elte.hu), István Kovács (Eötvös L. Geophysical Institute, Budapest)

Scientific focus (keywords): igneous petrology; alkaline basalt; maar; lava lakes; mantle xenoliths; crustal xenoliths; Balaton Highland; viticulture / viniculture

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Photo: Columnar basalt, Hegyes-tű protected geological site (HU)
Columnar basalt, Hegyes-tű protected geological site (HU)

Photo: Rudabánya (HU)

HU6 - Mineralizations in Mesozoic-Tertiary volcanic and sedimentary units of NE Hungary (with a tour in the Baradla Cave, Aggtelek)

Practical information:

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Pre-conference: 18.08.2010 Budapest (HU) - 20.08.2010 Budapest (HU)
  • Length: 700 km
  • Min. number of participants: 5
  • Max. number of participants: 40
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 40
    • Normal: EUR 70
  • Accommodation and meals cost: EUR 90

Leaders: Sándor Szakáll (University of Miskolc, askszs@uni-miskolc.hu), János Földessy (University of Miskolc)

Scientific focus (keywords): epithermal enargite-luzonite deposits; metasomatic siderite deposits; ore mineralogy; secondary copper minerals; anhydrite deposits; mineralogical exhibitions; speleology (cave visit); viticulture / viniculture

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Open pit of former Rudabánya iron mine (HU)