RO - Romania


RO1 - Ore deposits and other classic localities in the Eastern Carpathians: From metamorphics to volcanics

Practical information:

  • Duration: 5 (6) days
  • Pre-conference: 16.08.2010 Budapest (HU) - 21.08.2010 Budapest (HU)
  • Length: 1500 km
  • Min. number of participants: 5
  • Max. number of participants: 20
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 70
    • Normal: EUR 150
  • Accommodation and meals cost: EUR 150

Leaders: Ovidiu Gabriel Iancu (University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", Iaşi, ogiancu@uaic.ro), Marinel Kovacs (North University of Baia Mare)

Scientific focus (keywords): ore deposits; ore mineralogy; igenous petrology; metamorphic petrology; hydrothermal precious and base metal deposits; sulphur deposit; manganese deposits; Neogene volcanics; Paleozoic crystalline rocks; Mesozoic magmatics; Ditrău Massif, mineralogical exhibitions, medieval monuments

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Photo: Nepheline syenite (
Nepheline syenite ("ditróite”), Gy. Jakab coll., Gheorgheni

Photos: Ophiolites in Zam Quarry: pillow lavas (RO)

RO2 - Mesozoic ophiolites and granitoids in the Apuseni Mts.

Practical information:

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Post-conference: 28.08.2010 Budapest (HU) - 01.09.2010 Budapest (HU)
  • Length: 1450 km
  • Min. number of participants: 5
  • Max. number of participants: 25
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 70
    • Normal: EUR 140
  • Accommodation and meals cost: EUR 100

Leaders: Corina Ionescu (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, corina.ionescu@ubbcluj.ro), Volker Hoeck (University of Salzburg & Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)

Scientific focus (keywords): igneous petrology; Mesozoic age; ophiolite; Island Arc Volcanics; granite; banatite; granodiorite; brucite deposits; speleology (cave visit); ancient monuments; medieval monuments

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Ophiolites in Zam Quarry: pillow lavas (RO)

RO3 - Neogene volcanics in the Apuseni Mts.: Historical mines and gold deposits

Practical information:

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Pre-conference: 16.08. 2010 Budapest (HU) - 20.08. 2010 Budapest (HU)
  • Length: 1300 km
  • Min. number of participants: 5
  • Max. number of participants: 25
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 70
    • Normal: EUR 140
  • Accommodation and meals cost: EUR 100

Leaders: Marcel Benea (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, marcel.benea@ubbcluj.ro), Călin G. Tămaş (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)

Scientific focus (keywords): volcanic petrology; ore deposits; Metaliferi Mts.; Neogene volcanics; gold deposits; base metal deposits; porphyry copper deposits; Roman mining works; mining heritage; mineralogical exhibitions; Gold Museum; medieval monuments

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Photo: Native gold, Brad, Gold Museum (RO)
Native gold, Brad, Gold Museum (RO)

Photo: Ursilor Cave (Bears’ Cave), Chişcău (RO)

RO4 - Cave minerals in Romania

Practical information:

  • Duration: 5 day
  • Pre-conference: 15.08.2010 Cluj-Napoca (RO) - 19.08.2010 Cluj-Napoca (RO)
  • Length: 650 km (excluding travel from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest after the field trip)
  • Min. number of participants: 3
  • Max. number of participants: 8
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 60
    • Normal: EUR 120
  • Accommodation and meals cost: EUR 100

Leaders: Bogdan P. Onac (Babeş-Bolyai University & "Emil Racoviţă" Institute of Speleology, Cluj-Napoca; bonac@cas.usf.edu), Tudor Tămaş (Babeş-Bolyai University & "Emil Racoviţa" Institute of Speleology, Cluj-Napoca)

Scientific focus (keywords): speleology; cave visit; cave mineralogy; guano; gypsum; phosphates; salt mining; medieval monuments

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Ursilor Cave (Bears’ Cave), Chişcău (RO)


RO5 - Classic skarn localities of Romania: Contact metamorphism and mineralisation related to Late Cretaceous magmatism

Practical information:

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Post-conference: 28.08.2010 Budapest (HU) - 01.09.2010 Budapest (HU)
  • Length: 1800 km
  • Min. number of participants: 5
  • Max. number of participants: 25
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 70
    • Normal: EUR 140
  • Accommodation and meals cost: EUR 100

Leaders: Gheorghe Ilinca (University of Bucharest, ilinca@geo.edu.ro)

Scientific focus (keywords): Late Cretaceous-Paleogene; igenous petrology; ore mineralogy; banatite; skarns; mineralogical exhibitions; Gold Museum; medieval monuments

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Photo: Garnet skarn, Ocna de Fier (RO)
Garnet skarn, Ocna de Fier (RO)