• Košice - main street
  • Košice Dóm sv. Alžbety
  • tokaj_1_corr
  • tokaj_2_corr
  • hdr_up_corr
  • hdr_up_2_corr
  • hdr_up_3_corr
  • jelsovy potok_corr
  • talc_Gemerska Poloma_corr
  • Nizny Hrabovec
1. Industrial Mineral Deposits and Hydrothermal Alteration via Slovakia (Transfer Bratislava-Košice)
 
Field-trip coordinators: Peter Uhlík and Peter Koděra
2 Days Excursion (3 and 4 July 2016)
 
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Schedule
Start: 3 July 2016 – Bratislava (8.00)
  One meeting point will be at Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University (Mlynská dolina Ilkovičova 6, Bratislava) and probably at least one point should be somewhere else in Bratislava according to place of participants arrival or their accommodation. We will inform you in more detail later.
Lunch in Kremnica (famous old mining town, UNESCO World Heritage)
Overnight in Banská Štiavnica (famous old mining town, UNESCO World Heritage)
 
Banska Stiavnica 1  Banska Stiavnica 2  Banska Stiavnica 3
 
Arrival to Košice on 4th July at 17.30
 
Fee
Overnight stay in a double room:  180 EUR
Overnight stay in a single room:  200 EUR
 
Min. 6 participants, max. 15 participants. Included in the fee are the transfer Bratislava-Košice, beverages, lunch packets, guest house or hotel with breakfast in Banská Štiavnica, dinner and an excursion guide. Overnight stay in a double room will be with another participant.
 
Fee does not include travel, health insurance and a return transfer Košice-Bratislava.
 
Highlights

Lehotka pod Brehmi

Industrial minerals and Hydrothermal Alterationof the Central Slovakia Volcanic Field
 
Clay-rich hydrothermal alteration related to Kremnica Au deposit (including underground visit of a historical adit), bentonite deposit (Jelšový Potok), zeolite deposit (Bartošová Lehôtka) and perlite deposit (Lehôtka pod Brehmi). 

 

Rudník kaolin sand and feldspar deposits

Kaolin deposit is product of granite weathering and short transport.  Feldspar deposit was originated by albitization of granite. Both deposits are used mainly for ceramic industry and mined by company LB MINERALS SK, s.r.o.

talcGemerská Poloma talc deposit
Recently opened talc deposit (carbonate type) of high economic value.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2. Industrial minerals and Tokaj wine – products hosted by East Slovakia volcanic rocks 
Field-trip coordinators: Peter Uhlík and Pavel Bačo
Half Day Excursion (during the conference, 6 july 2016)
 
Fee
40 EUR
Fee covers bus transportation, dinner and wine tasting.
 
Highlights
Nižný Hrabovec (Zeolite deposit)
NH2The Nižný Hrabovec  is the largest zeolite deposit in Slovakia. It occurs in rhyodacite volcanoclastics (Hrabovec tuff) of Lower to Middle Badenian age. The main zeolite mineral is K,Ca-clinoptilolite. It is operated by the company Zeocem, a.s., Bystré. They produce zeolite predominately for building industry, agriculture and for protection of environment.
 
 
 
Viničky/Streda nad Bodrogom (rhyolite tuffs with volcanic glasses in the Tokaj area)
tokaj 1 Rhyolite tuffs are interesting and exciting from many points of views in the Tokaj area. They contain beautiful form of volcanic glass – marekanite with grey perlite and black obsidian. Rhyolite tuffs are bedrock for soil and grapevine growing. Wine cellars are built in rhyolite tuffs for storage and tasting of delicious wine from dry Furmint to sweet Tokaj Aszu wine. Examination of interesting geology uncovered in new cellars will be followed by the wine tasting. 

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