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Excursion 2011

POST-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIP: August 24 - 28, 2011

Title of excursion: Large Igneous Provinces of Southern Siberian craton and adjacent areas of the Central-Asian Orogenic belt

The field trip will be guided by Dr. Sci. Dmitry Gladkochub (gladkochub@mail.ru), Dr.Sc. Andrey Tsygankov (tsygan@gin.bsc. buryatia.ru) and PhD Tatiana Donskaya (Tatiana_donskaya@mail.ru) and their colleagues from the Institute of Earths crust and Geological Institute (both of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences).

The field trip will allow participants to investigate following igneous complexes:

  • Paleoproterozoic LIP of post-collisional granitoids related to assembly of the Siberian craton and its incorporation in to Nuna (Columbia) supercontinent;
  • Neoproterozoic mafic dyke swarm (LIP) related to Rodinia breakup (caused by superplume) and Siberia detaching from this supercontinent;
  • Late Paleozoic mafic and felsic LIPs of an active continental margin of the Siberian continent related to Mongol-Okhotsk ocean closure (early stage of the Central-Asian Orogenic belt development) or Mantle-plume produced;
  • Late Mesozoic extenstion-related mafic and felsic LIPs of developed stage of the Central-Asian Orogenic belt evolution;
  • Cenozoic basalts (volcano) of Baikal rift zone.

All photos in the gallery


August 24, 2011


Irkutsk Listvyanka by bus (Departure time: 8:00 am, Arrival: around 9:30), distance ~70 km


Observation of Paleoproterozoic granitoids, Neoproterozoic and Late Paleozoic mafic dykes in southern coast of Lake Baikal (with boat along Old Siberian Railway)


Return to Irkutsk by bus (Departure time: 18:00, Arrival: around 19:30)

Accommodation in Hotel(s) (used during session),

Dinner (20:00 21:00)

August 25, 2011


Irkutsk Tunka by bus (Departure time: 8:00 am, Arrival: around 12:00), distance ~170 km


Observation of Cenozoic basalts (volcano) related to Baikal Rift development

Lunch in Arshan village (14:30 15:30)

Traveling from Arshan to Lake Baikal coast, distance ~ 250 km


Accommodation in Kultushnaya Tourist Camp (around 19:30)

Dinner (20:00 21:00)

August 26, 2011


Kultushnaya Ulan-Ude by bus (Departure time: 8:00 am, Arrival: around 10:30), distance ~200 km


Accommodation in Ulan-Ude (11:00)

Cultural event (History and culture of Buryatia) 11:00 13:00

Lunch (13:00 14:00)

Ulan-Ude Shaluta village by bus - Field trip (via Largest Buddha Centre of Russia) on Late Paleozoic mingling dykes and granitoids (Shaluta unit) (14:00 18:00), distance ~70 km;


Returning to Ulan-Ude by bus (18:00 19:00)

Dinner (19:30 20:30)

August 27, 2011


Ulan-Ude Zhirim village or Buluta quarry (depends on weather) by bus (Departure time: 8:00 am, Arrival: around 10:30), distance ~ 70 km


Observation of Late Paleozoic mafic dykes and felsic volcanics (LIPs subduction or mantle-plume related?) (10:30 15:30)

Return to Ulan-Ude (15:30 17:30)


Banquet (18:30 19:30)

August 28, 2011


Ulan-Ude Sotnikovo village by bus (Departure time: 8:00 am, Arrival: around 8:30), distance ~20 km

- Observation of Mesozoic extension-related LIPs (8:30 11:00) along the road Ulan-Ude Irkutsk


Sotnikovo Irkutsk by bus (11:00 19:30), distance ~450 km

Lunch at 14:00 15:00 (in Café near the road)


Accommodation in Irkutsk (around 19:30 20:00),

Dinner (20:30 21:30)


USD 650 / person (double occupancy)

USD 750 / person (single occupancy)


The price covers transportation, meals, field guide book and accommodation from August 24 to August 28.

Double occupancy offers one bed in a 2-bed room, while single occupancy offers one single room with an extra accommodation fee (EUR 100) charged.

Minimum of Excursion participants: 10

Maximum of Excursion participants: 20

All payment should be made on Registration Desk at August 20 to August 23, 2011.

See renovated web-site of the Conference (http://lip-asia.com) with more details of excursion after May 12, 2011