CZ2 - Granitic pegmatites and mineralogical museums in Czech Republic

Leaders: Milan Novák (Masaryk University, Brno, mnovak@sci.muni.cz), Jan Cempírek (Moravian Museum, Brno), Radek Škoda (Masaryk University, Brno), Karel Breiter (Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.), Tomáš Kadlec (Masaryk University, Brno)

Practical information:

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Post-conference: 28.08.2010 Budapest (HU) / Brno (CZ) - 01.09.2010 Prague (CZ)
  • Length: 600 km (excluding Budapest-Brno travel by train on Day 1)
  • Min. number of participants: 15
  • Max. number of participants:40
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 80
    • Normal: EUR 150
  • Accommodation and meals cost: EUR 170
  • Demands: Physical demands are low to moderate - short walks in field and working quarries. Normal field trip equipment is recommended.
  • Means of transport: bus / van
  • Accommodation: Double room
    (for single possibilities contact Robert Hohol)
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Photo: K-feldspar in pegmatite from Vlastějovice (CZ)
K-feldspar in pegmatite, Vlastějovice (CZ)


Photo: Tourmaline pegmatite, Myšenec (CZ)

Scientific focus (keywords): igneous petrology; granitic pegmatites; rare element class; abyssal class; LCT and NYF family; contamination; allanite; beryl; dumortierite; elbaite; garnet; lepidolite; schorl; mineralogical collections; mining heritage; medieval monuments

Granitic pegmatites are common in most regional units of the Bohemian Massif. Our field trip involves granitic pegmatites from the Moldanubian Zone, where pegmatites are the most widespread, most variable and studied in numerous papers. The objectives of this field trip are to visit selected localities of pegmatites, which belong to distinct classes, subclasses, types and subtypes currently defined. Abyssal (subabyssal) class is represented by Al,B-rich pegmatites (Horní Bory, Starkoč). Pegmatites of rare element class LCT family showing a high variability in textural differentiation, degree of fractionation, geochemistry and mineralogy include barren pegmatites to granites (Přibyslavice), some highly contaminated pegmatites (Vlastějovice), beryl pegmatite (Myšenec), classical lepidolite pegmatite Rožná and NYF pegmatites of the Třebíč melasyenite pluton (Oslavice). Presentation of mineralogical exhibitions from several museums in Czech Republic: National Museum, Prague; Moravian Museum, Brno; Prácheň Museum, Písek, Southern Bohemia; Mining Museum, Příbram, Central Bohemia also constitutes an important part of this field trip. Visits of medieval sites (e.g., Kutná Hora mining city, Pernštejn castle) are also planned in the cultural heritage program of the field trip.

Tourmaline pegmatite, Myšenec (CZ)


Daily programme:

Day 1 (28 Aug): Brno: arrival by train from Budapest to Brno at ~2-3 PM; Moravian Museum, mineralogical collection, special exhibition to IMA Congress: Granitic pegmatites in Czech Republic; introduction to the excursion - Skalský dvůr near Nové Město na Moravě: accommodation (arrival ~7 PM, ~80 km by bus)

Day 2 (29 Aug): Skalský dvůr: departure 9 AM - Rožná: classical locality of lepidolite pegmatite, type locality of lepidolite and rossmanite - Oslavice: NYF pegmatite in syenogranite with titanite and schorl - Horní Bory: abyssal pegmatite with cordierite and tourmaline in migmatite; granulite with grandidierite - Pernštejn: visit to the medieval castle - Skalský dvůr: excursion dinner, accommodation (arrival ~7 PM, ~100 km by bus)

Day 3 (30 Aug): Skalský dvůr: departure 9 AM - Žďár nad Sázavou (visit to the church, UNESCO World Heritage Site) - Starkoč: abyssal pegmatite with dumortierite, olenite and staurolite - Přibyslavice: leucocratic granite, pegmatitic rocks with large crystals of almandine, tourmaline, primary Fe,Mn-phosphates, dumortierite, ferronigerite - Kutná Hora: Kutná Hora Museum, mineralogical collection; visit to the medieval mining city, UNESCO World Heritage Site; accommodation (arrival ~7 PM, ~120 km by bus)

Day 4 (31 Aug): Kutná Hora: departure 9 AM - Vlastějovice: contaminated pegmatites with fluorite, amphibole, allanite, and tourmaline cutting in Fe-skarn - Myšenec: tourmaline pegmatite in syenogranite (natural reserve) - Písek: Prácheň museum, mineralogical collection, visit to the medieval city; accommodation (arrival ~7 PM, ~160 km by bus)

Day 5 (1 Sep): Písek: departure 9 AM - Příbram: Příbram Museum, mineralogical collection - Prague: National Museum, mineralogical collection; transfer to the airport or hotel (arrival to Prague airport ~4-5 PM, ~120 km by bus). The bus returns to Brno (free travel option)!

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Photo: The medieval castle of Pernštejn (CZ)
The medieval castle of Pernštejn (CZ)


Map of the field trip with the key locations:


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