Field trip of 2016 ESSC Conference, Cluj Napoca, Romania (short informations)

Day: 18 of June 2016.

Departure: Cluj Napoca,  Babeş – Bolyai University, 8.00 am

Estimated arrival: 6-8.00 pm

The field trip route: Aboute 200 km, with 9-10 stops for field scientific observation (Fig 1).

The field trip is covering the specific area developed at the limit between the north –eastern part of Apuseni Mountains (Gilău – Muntele Mare and Trascău Units) and Transylvanian Depression.  The stops are focused on different scientific topics:  soil profiles, a former mining area (Iara-Băişoara), Arieş river draining areas of gold and copper mining sites from Apuseni Mountains (e.g. Roşia Montană, Baia de Arieş, Roşia Poieni etc.), the spectacular land morphology developed around limestone cliffs from northern Trascău Mountains (Colţii Trascăului Jurasic limestone) as well as The Agricultural Research-Development Station from Turda.

The field trip included also touristic sites as Rimetea Village with its remarkable architectural heritage (mainly houses built in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries) as well as the old Salt Mine from Turda – Dȃrgău (Salina Turda) open for touristic purposes since 1992.


Fig.1. The field trip route and the main stops

Rimetea Village:


Salt Mine from Turda (Salina Turda)


More information with a brief description of the stops will be given soon.