The 22st annual conference of the IAMG
August 05 - 12, 2023, Trondheim, Norway

Field Trips

The geology of Norway is heavily influenced by the Caledonian orogeny and Trondheim is close to previous major mining towns like Røros and Løkken. Norway has a strong mining industry and is one of the dominating suppliers of industrial minerals like olivine as a slag conditioner, marble as a filler agent in paper and quartz important for the development of energy production solutions based on solar energy.
Please register early for the field trips at our web shop:
A minimum number of attendees is required. Changes in the program or cancelations may therefore occur. Information about this will of course be distributed and any payments will be refunded. If you already have booked your return tickets and your excursion is cancelled, a local low-cost alternative will be organized. excursion

Løkken mine 333 years of mining – waking up from the dead?

The Løkken copper-rich massive sulfide (“VMS”) deposit is located about 50 km southwest of Trondheim, central Norway. The former Løkken mine is by tonnage one of the largest mines developed on an ophiolite-hosted Cyprus-type VMS deposits. The mine produced 24Mt at an average grade 2.3% Cu and 1.8% Zn. This one-day excursion will take you down into the museums mine and you will see WMS-localities.

Island of Leka – from pillow lavas to mantle rocks

This two-day field trip is intended to give an overview of the geology of the island of Leka, an ophiolite complex in the central Norwegian Caledonides renowned for its well-preserved mantle section and exposed Moho. We will visit key localities that from mantle, across the Mohos (yes, there is more than one!) and through the crust, finishing with pillow lavas. In addition to geology, part of the trip is devoted to more cultural aspects.

Bergtatt – water filled (active) limestone / marble mine

This two-day excursion will take you to an active open pit limestone / marble operation, one of the world's largest processing plants for ground calcium carbonate and an underground adventure a about 3 hours scenic bus drive from Trondheim. Accommodation on the beautiful island Håholmen and return via The Atlantic Road, the "most beautiful road-trip in the world".