Monday, August 10, 2009

South Tyrol/ Italy II (July/ August, 2009)

I am just back from a short 9 day field session again in the Dolomites. We completed the documentation of the Werfen Formation at the San Pellegrino and started to log and sample an additional section at the Rosengarten/ Catinaccio with some surprising results. I will get back to it later when I have a sound database. Just for the record: trace fossils are awesome. Haha.

The Rosengarten/Catinaccio section exposing the lower Werfen Formation (click to enlarge). Not to scale due to perspective distortion in the upper part. Whole outcrop represents approximately 90 metres of exposed strata. Oh, I forgot to indicate that the extinction level roughly represents the Permian-Triassic boundary.

1 comment:

David Bressan said...

I recieved this information some days ago, maybe for interest to all "Triassologists":

7th International Triassic Field Workshop: Dolomites Field Trip to the World Heritage Site of the Tethian Triassic

September 5-10.2010 Dolomites

The program includes key lectures and visit of different outcrops and localities: Bletterbach, Latemar, Fassa Valley, Sella, lagazuoi and Tofana.

Infos and contact by the Museum of Nature South Tyrol