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Field Trip E9 (one-day trip)
Quaternary, Molasse and applied geology in the Alpine Foreland west of Munich
|Depart/Return:||Sat., 3 Sep.; Departure 7:30; Return 20:00.
LMU Main Building, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
|Cost:||35 €; maximum: 50 participants.|
|Not Included:||Meals: participants should bring their own sandwiches.|
||Easy, mostly visits to quarries, pits, and short walks off roads. For a couple of stops rubber boots or hiking boots are recommended|
Herbert Scholz and Bernhard Lempe, Technische Universität München
Dorothea Frieling, Olching
|“Geologische Orgel” in Donauglacial conglomerates at Bossart, south of Memmingen.|
Stop 1: Clay pit Hammerschmiede W of Pforzen near Irsee.
Stop 2: Quarry in Early Holocene calcareous tuff at Schleifmühle near Kaufbeuren.
Stop 3: Gravel pit in fluvioglacial deposits (Mindel) near Warmisried covered with unusual thick brown soils.
Stop 4: Outlook from Lerchenberg near Günz across the Günz valley to the W: Penck's stratigraphical system at first sight.
Stop 5: Gravel pit in fluvioglacial deposits (Riss) near Memmingen with "Geologische Orgeln".
Stop 6: Outlook from Theinselberg near Gossmannshofen across "Memminger Trockental": hydrogeology of a terminal Würmglacial outwash plain.
Stop 7: "Geologische Orgeln" in donauglacial conglomerates near Bossarts.
Stop 8: Proximal part of a land slide ("Teufelsküche") near Ronsberg affecting coarse grained Mindelglacial conglomerates overlying Molasse marls.
Stop 9: Conglomerate rocks below Ruine Wagegg near Wildpoldsried: presumably remains of a Mindelglacial kame.
Stop 10: A historical embankment dam in the Leubas valley near Betzigau and the drainage history of a glacial tongue basin of the Iller glacier.
Stop 11: Quarry in steeply inclined marine sandstones of the Upper Marine Molasse, marking the limit between Subalpine and Foreland Molasse.
Stop 12: "Beihlstein", an extremely big erratic boulder near Görisried and the invasion of the Iller glacier into a basin occupied afore by the Lech-Wertach glacier.