24th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

Near Surface Geoscience Conference & Exhibition 2018

9 - 13 September
Porto, Portugal
Call for papers

Field Trip 2:  'Foz do Douro' Geological Walk

Thursday 13 September, 09:30 - 14:30 hrs

Field trip leaders: Rui Moura (University of Porto), Helena Maria Mendes da Silva (University of Porto)

Field Trip Description

Along the shoreline of Porto, there are magnificent outcrops of several types of ancient metamorphic rocks (gneiss, metasediments and amphibolites) of Precambrian age (older than 570 million years) cut by much younger hercynian granites (290 million years old).

This field trip will take you on a walk along the Foz do Douro, a two-kilometre thematic path between S Francisco Xavier Fort and Praia dos Ingleses.

There are six stopping points of interest along the way, where you can learn about the rare outcrops and their unique characteristics; a variety of lithologies, geological structures and geomorphological features.


Preliminary schedule:

09:30 Departure from Praça da Liberdade (meeting point) 
10:00 Arrival to first location for geological walk  
13:00 End of geological walk


14:30 Arrival back to Praça da Liberdade


IMPORTANT NOTE: the meeting point for Field Trip 2 is in the city center at the Praça da Liberdade!