Meeting in Brazil – 2015


30 July (Thursday): arrival of the Australian group in Campinas, Brazil.

31 July (Friday): meeting at University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

1 August (Saturday): flight to Salvador-Bahia and transfer by van to Santa Luz. Overnight in Santa Luz-Bahia.

2 August (Sunday): outcrops of the Palaeproterozoic Rio Itapicuru greenstone belt and the Archaean basement. Overnight in Santa Luz-Bahia.

3 August (Monday): visit to Neoproterozoic diamond-rich kimberlite and diamictite and cap carbonate of the Neoproterozoic Sergipano orogen. Overnight in Euclides da Cunha-Bahia.

4 August (Tuesday): geology of the allochtonous Uauá block, including the Palaeoproterozoic Rio Capim greenstone belt and Archaean mafic dyke swarms. Overnight in Uauá-Bahia.

5 August (Wednesday): geology of the allochtonous Uauá block, including Mesoarchaean sanukitoids and high-pressure mafic granulites. Overnight in Uauá-Bahia.

6 August (Thrusday): geology of the northernmost part of the Itabuna-Salvador- Curaçá orogen, including granulite facies supracrustal rocks and arc-like granitic batholith. Visit to a Cu sulfide deposit. Overnight in the Caraiba copper mine.

7 August (Friday): return to Salvador with a few short stops on the way to see Archaean high-grade gneisses and layered anorthosites of the Itabuna-Salvador-Curaçá orogen; Overnight in Salvador-Bahia.

8 August (Saturday): return to São Paulo airport. Departure of the Australian group back to Australia.