Programme

The timetable and duration of the days may vary depending on external factors, such as weather, unforeseen situations, or the functioning of the daily field trips themselves.

Thursday, 16th March, 2023

Arrival and accommodation.

Friday, 17th March, 2023

9 a.m.: Pick up at the meeting point.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit to different outcrops belonging to the Anaga peninsula (northeast of Tenerife island), corresponding to the old basaltic shield.

Observations: Structure of that sector of the basaltic shield, basaltic lava flows and dykes of different compositions and morphologies, phonolitic and syenitic intrusions, cross cutting relationships, erosional features.

7 p.m.: Return to Las Américas.

Saturday, 18th March, 2023

8:30 a.m.: Pick up at the meeting point.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit to different outcrops belonging to the Las Cañadas Edifice,

Observations: Overview of Las Cañadas caldera and general stratigraphy of Las Cañadas Edifice (Lower and Upper groups). Walk along Los Roques de Garcia Spur to observe proximal pyroclastic successions, phonolitic sheet intrusions and plugs, pyroclastic and multiple dykes, and morphology of Teide-Pico Viejo lava flows. Overview of Ucanca Formation stratigraphy and detail of a pyroclastic succession at Boca the Tauce

7 p.m.: Return to Las Américas.

Sunday, 19th March, 2023

8:30 a.m.: Pick up at the meeting point.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Second day dedicated to Las Cañadas Edifice in central Tenerife and Las Cañadas caldera. Hiking trail along Siete Cañadas and observation of the central and eastern sectors of the caldera and their deposits.

Observations: Strongly welded rheomorphic fallout deposits, proximal non-welded pyroclastic deposits, phonolitic dykes and plugs, magma mixing, cinder cones and Strombolian deposits

7 p.m.: Return to Las Américas.

Monday, 20th March, 2023

9 a.m.: Pick up at the meeting point.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Final day of study of Las Cañadas Edifice at the south of Tenerife (Bandas del Sur) studying distal deposits. Montaña Pelada tuff ring.

Observation:  Stratigraphic and facies relationships among las Cañadas pyroclastic deposits, facies architecture, description and interpretation of different magmatic and hydromagmatic pyroclastic and volcanosedimentary deposits.

7 p.m.: Return to Las Américas.

Tuesday, 21th March, 2023

8:30 a.m.: Pick up at the meeting point.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit to the viewpoints of Teide and Pico Viejo and explanation of the recent volcanism of the island.

Observations:  La Orotava and Güímar landslide valleys, dykes of the Dorsal ridge rift system, historical volcanism, interactions between basaltic and phonolitic volcanism.

7 p.m.: Return to Las Américas.

Wednesday, 22th March, 2023

8:30 a.m.: Pick up at the meeting point.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Hiking route from the Narices del Teide viewpoint to the Samara viewpoint to observe different outcrops belonging to the Santiago del Teide rift zone.

Observations: Basaltic volcanism (lava flows, cinder cones, Strombolian deposits), structural control of volcanism

7 p.m.: Return to Las Américas.

Thursday, 23st March, 2023

Farewell. Return to the airport.

Each participant will receive a printed field guide the first day of the course with an explanation of the evolution of the island of Tenerife and a detailed description of the outcrops that will be visited during the course. It is recommended to read the field guide carefully before each working day and to bring it during the field trips for a correct follow-up of the visits to be made each day.