6th Annual Conference of SEPM-CES, SEDIMENT 2009
Kraków 24-25 VI 2009
Pre-Conference

Pre-Conference Field Trip  A5. 23 VI
FACIES SUCCESSION AND ITS CONTROLS ON THE UPPER DEVONIAN - LOWER CARBONIFEROUS CARBONATE PLATFORM OF THE KRAKÓW UPLAND

Leaders: M. Hoffmann, M. Paszkowski & J. Szulc

Fee:  60 €


Topic:

The fieldtrip is focused on the Devonian - early Carboniferous sedimentary succession developed at the Cracow segment of the Moravian - Malopolska carbonate platform. Spectacular outcrops in 3 large quarries enable reconstruction of the almost continuous platform history from the Givetian lagoonal phase up to final disintegration by the end of Lower Carboniferous. The total thickness of the presented succession reaches ca. 1000 m.

The topics which will be discussed are:
  • Basic sedimentary and early diagenetic processes, and facies featuring the Cracow platform
  • Nature and possible controls of the high frequency sedimentary cycles
  • Role of the trans-European transversal tectonic zone Hamburg-Cracow-Dobrogea on the platform evolution

Field trip details:

The excursion will depart from the Institute of Geological Science, Jagiellonian University, Oleandry Str 2a, Kraków (just close to our conference centre) at 8 a.m. on June 23. It will be back in Kraków the same day approximately at 5-6 p.m.

The field trip will visit two abandoned quarries in the village of Dębnik and one extensive active quarry in Czatkowice. The quarries are located within a distance of 30 km from Kraków. Participants are asked to bring basic field equipment. The helmets and safety jackets indispensable in the active quarry will be provided by the organizers. Packet lunch will be supplied as well.

Please note, that insurance is not included in the excursion fee.

For further information you can ask Michał Gradziński <michal.gradzinski.uj.edu.pl>
Restricted lagoonal succession of the Givetian dolomites and bituminous marls, Dubie quarry
Emersion surface within shallow water Givetian limestones, Dębnik quarry Paleokarst surface in the Givetian limestones, Dębnik quarry
Lower Carboniferous carbonate succession, Czatkowice quarry
Tournaisian limestones, Czatkowice quarry Permian karstic collapse fabric within the Carboniferous limestones, Czatkowice quarry
α-type caliche from the Upper Tournaisian limestones, Czatkowice quarry