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The post-conference field trip:
8th May
Large scale geological variations in the FIBG

This field trip will highlight the large scale geological variations in the Faroe Island Basalt Group (FIBG) set in relation to the observed geophysical heterogeneities. The architecture of the various lava flow types will be studied in the field, and short talks on the geophysical interpretations of these, based on scientific onshore wells, will be given on site (e.g. Figure 1). Structural features, fracture zones with associated dyke intrusions and sills will also be visited along with some of the volcaniclastic sedimentary beds (e.g. Figure 2).
The field trip starts just south of Tˇrshavn and goes towards the northern end of Eysturoy covering two of the major basalt formations, the Malinstindur and Enni formations (Figure 3). The Malinstindur and Enni formations have different characteristics when concerning composition of flow types, thickness of flows and interbedded sediments. Not only are these differences clearly recognized as differences in facies for well logs and seismic data but they do also have a distinguished effect on the characteristics of the landscape (Figure 4).
Two geoscientists from Jar­feingi, Uni ┴rting (Geologist/petrologist) and Uni K. Petersen (Geophysicist) will lead the field trip. If the weather is good, which can be expected for the season, the trip will take us to some spectacular scenic stops on the high roads ideal for postcard pictures.


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