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Geology of Kanchanaburi and Suphanburi – Thailand

International - Date: 18th – 21st November/2017

The provinces of Kanchanaburi and Suphanburi, in the western portion of Thailand, retains part of Gondwana history in the continental rocks of Sibumasu block and also through the sedimentary records of Paleo-Tethys  subduction within the Inthanon Zone. The sequences comprised by these units range at least from the upper Cambrian until the Cretaceous, with most of the Permian units preserving several Gondwana fossil assemblages. The aim of the field excursion was to increase the comprehension of how these units evolved tectonically over the geological time and its role for the Gondwana arrangement by visiting local outcrops during a period of four days.

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Geology of Central Madagascar – Second Expedition

International - Date: July 2017

The second expedition of the fieldwork in Madagascar was a three weeks fieldwork between June and July of 2017.

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Geology of the Cape Fold Belt – South Africa

International - Date: 21st - 27th August/2016

The Cape Fold Belt (CFB), in South Africa, is the easternmost continuation of the Argentinian Sierra de La Ventana Belt, formed as a result of a convergent tectonic process in the southern margin of the Supercontinent Gondwana. This field trip was a part of the 35th International Geological Congress in Cape Town.

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Geology Of Paso Del Dragon Region – Northern Uruguay

International - Date: 25th July – 10th August/2015

The Paso del Dragon Complex comprises schists, serpentinites and quartzites, and is part of the Cuchilla Dionísio Terrane in Eastern Uruguay. It is interpreted as an allochtonous block fragmented from the African Kalahari Craton in the Neoproterozoic. The project had a two weeks fieldtrip for detailed mapping of the area and is yielding a Bachelor Thesis.

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Geology Of Lihuel Calel – Northern Patagonia – Argentina

International - Date: 16th – 23rd April, 2015

Lihuel Calel is a Late Paleozoic ignimbritic plateau that represents the late stages of development of the silicic Choiyoi Magmatic Province, the largest occurrence of acidic igneous rocks of the western Gondwana. The project had a ten days field trip to the region in order to do geological reconnaissance and geological mapping that produced one Bachelor Thesis.

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Geology Of Central Madagascar – First Expedition

International - Date: 11th September - 4th October, 2014

Madagascar occupies an important location within the East African Orogen, and Central Madagascar is comprised of a number of Precambrian units. The project had a target at Ikalamavony region within the Ikalamavony Group which consists of metasedimentary successions. The aim of the field work was geological reconnaissance and detailed geological mapping combined with geochronological data that produced a Bachelor Thesis and an ongoing Master Dissertation.

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Geology Of Sierra De La Ventana – Argentina

International - Date: November, 2010, May 2012 and 2013

The Sierra de La Ventana Fold and Thrust belt is a Late Paleozoic Orogen that correlates the southern South America region with the Cape Fold belt in South Africa. The project had three field trips to the region in order to do geological reconnaissance and detailed geological mapping that produced two Master dissertations.

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