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Field Trip 2

Topic: An Eastern Alpine Geology Transect

Date: Monday 30 May 2016

Field trip leaders: Prof Michael Wagreich, Prof Godfrid Wessely & Dr Philipp Strauss

Itinerary: Leopoldsberg-overview - Rhenodanubian Flysch Zone - Quarry Höflein-Strombauamt - Dopplerhütte - Northern Calcareous Alps Heiligenkreuz-Neuhaus - Neogen Leitha Limestone at St. Margarethen

Field trip description

The field trip will demonstrate a geological transect through the Eastern Alps, including outcrops of the Rhenodanubian Flysch Zone, the Northern Calcareous Alps, and Neogene basins. Geological structures of the Alpine fold-and-thrust belt will be discussed. Deep-water clastics and shallow-water carbonate rocks, correlations into the subcrop of the Vienna Basin and potential reservoir geometries and qualities will be discussed.