Brittany fieldtrip Easter 2013 First stop: Port Navalo, south Brittany

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Brittany fieldtrip Easter 2013 First stop: Port Navalo, south Brittany
Brittany fieldtrip Easter 2013
First stop: Port Navalo, south Brittany
Migmatites formed during the Variscan orogeny
Day 2: early morning ferry to Isle de Groix!
Arrival on Isle de Groix, first stop nearest bakery
Variscan blueschists and eclogites on the south
coast of Isle de Groix
Day 3: detailed mapping of folded Brioverian rocks
Remember how to take strike and dip?!
Day 4: Ordovician sedimentary rocks on the Crozon
Peninsula
Mapping of Lower Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks at
Plage de Very’ach (one eye on the tide!)
Day 5: walking down to ‘Garnet Cove’ near Le
Conquet
Superb garnets with inclusion trails and dextral
kinematic indicators
Classic shear zone geometry in deformed Variscan
plutonic rocks
Day 6: detailed mapping of Brioverian-red bed
contacts at Brehec
Day 7: mapping of Brioverian contact with
Penthievre Complex plutonic rocks at Jospinet
Brioverian pillow lavas at Erquy
Mafic enclaves in the Fort la Latte quartz diorite
Cross-bedding in Cambrian sandstones at La Fosse
Day 8: detailed mapping of the boundary of the St
Quay quartz diorite
Followed by a well-deserved beer at the end of the
day!
Day 9: Variscan granites in North Brittany –
Brioverian rocks overlain by granite
Coastal scenery in the granite terrain of North
Brittany
Group photo – end of fieldtrip!

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