Fieldtrip 4: Trans Atlas Post-Conference Fieldtrip

Important: During this fieldtrip, we will visit forested domain in north (Middle Atlas mountains) and desert domain in south (Anti Atlas and Saharan domain). So, keep careful for weather changing.
Fieldtrip program
o Sais Neogene-Quaternary basin (city’s: Fez, Meknes),
o Middle Atlas Belts:
 Tabular Middle Atlas (city’s: Ifrane, El Hajeb), Folded Middle Atlas (city’s:Timahdite, Ait Oufella)Mezo-cenzoic gedynamic evolution
o High Moulouya basin(city’s: Zaida, Midelt, Aouli, Mibladen)
 Paleozoic Buttonhole; Mezozoic cover, Mines
o High Atlas Belts (city’s: N’Zala, Rich, Kerrando)
 Mezo-Cenozoic and Quaternary evolution
o Ouarzazate -Errachidia Mezo-Cenozoic basin (city’s: Errachidia )
o Oriental Anti Atlas Belts and Saharian domain (city’s: Erfoud, Rissani, Merzouga
 Paleozoic mines
 Cretaceous and Cenozoic history
 Quaternary climate change, Desert and life style activity

Main geological setting:
16/10/2020: FEZ- El Hajeb- Azrou- Timahdite-Ait Oufella- Zaida- Aouli-Midelt
17/10/2020: Midelt- Rich- Hammat- Errachidia- Erfoud Rissani- Merzouga
18/10/2020: Merzouga –N’Fiss-Tisserdmine- Merzane- Erfoud- Errachidia - FEZ

STEPS

TransAtlas transect and Path profile
- Minimum Elevation on Path: 385.741 m and Maximum Elevation on Path: 3569.835 m
- Start Position (FEZ) End Position (MERZOUGA)
- 20 steps: Presentation and explanation of major structures related to regional and global events related to the 3 chains dynamics.
Conveners
CHARROUD Mohammed “SIGER Laboratory”, Sciences and technology Faculty; Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellh University; FEZ- MOROCCO
CHAOUNI Abdelali “SIGER Laboratory”, Sciences and technology Faculty; Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellh University; FEZ- MOROCCO
DAHIRE Mohamed “GERA Laboratory”, Dhar El Mehraz Sciences Faculty; Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellh University; FEZ- MOROCCO
ELAZZAB Driss “SIGER Laboratory”, Sciences and technology Faculty; Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellh University; FEZ- MOROCCO
HINAJE Said “SIGER Laboratory”, Sciences and technology Faculty; Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellh University; FEZ- MOROCCO
CHARROUD Ali Associate professor-SIGER Laboratory, Sciences and technology Faculty; Moulay Ismail

University; MEKNES- MOROCCO
Fees 350 €: All inclusive.
Hotels 4 stars; two nights (Midelt and Merzouga) traditional songers and local foods
Travel and transfer Fez 16/10/2020 to 19/10/2020
Field Guide books
Assistance
Visits of local geological Museum (artisanal workers fossils and minerals).
For further information please contact Prof. Mohammed Charroud at:
mohammed.charroud@usmba.ac.ma and mcharroud@hotmail.com