Magmatism of the Earth and related strategic metal deposits 2018

Granites of Sparrow Hills

Granites of Sparrow Hills

Moscow stands on a thick sedimentary cover: to the crystalline basement there are more than one and a half kilometers. It would seem that Moscow is absolutely unsuitable place for an excursion dedicated to magmatic rocks, but we will try to change this view, because the palette of magmatic rocks used in the construction of Moscow buildings, Moscow metro has more than fifty grades of granites, gabbro, labradorites. To look at them for a day, and for a week it will not be possible. Therefore, we propose to limit ourselves to what can be seen in walking distance from Vernadsky Institute. 

Walking for a few hours, on the lovely countryside, you can see a variety of granites from many deposits. Participants will visit monuments and hear history and legents about using of natutal stone in Moscow and discuss the tecture features of these granits.

Maximum number of participants 30. Exact date and price will be announced later.