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Field trip: Geology of Western Hajar, Oman

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The Emirates Natural History Group (ENHG) is a non-profit organization for individuals with an interest in the natural history of the UAE and Oman.

Join us for a field trip in the Western Hajar Mountains in Oman between 30th November to 2nd December 2017, one night of camping and one night in a rest house. Not only for geology but to visit the beautiful fort and oasis of Nakhal; if open we'll also visit the Hoota cave. We will start with Wadi Haimylya and continue with Wadi Bani Awf.

Jean-Paul Berger, Geologist member with Dubai chapter of ENHG will guide us in the wadis.


ENHG doesn't charge for the field trip but you'll need your own car and car insurance (or arrange carpooling), be prepared for cold weather in the mountains, Oman visa expense, minimal cost of one night camping and one night in a rest house and food/drinks.

This is a Field Trip for members of all chapters of ENHG (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain). If you're not yet a member, please become one prior to registering for the field trip.

Abu Dhabi:- please go to https://enhgauh.tidyhq.com/ (AED 100 for Individual annual membership and AED 150 for Family annual membership)

Dubai:- please go to http://www.dnhg.org/join.html (AED 50 for Individual annual membership and AED 100 for Family annual membership)


If you have any questions about the trip or if you're an ENHG member and want to pre-register for the field trip, please send an email to Yves Quéromain (Field Trip Coordinator) on queromain@gmail.com


GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION:

Did you know that in Oman, the high chocolate-coloured Hajar mountains are a section of the Earth's oceanic crust and the underlying upper mantle, which has been uplifted and exposed to our eyes?

This Semail ophiolite in Oman is part of the ophiolites that occur in elongate belts, making up an integral part of the Alpine mountain chains. Oman’s ophiolites provide the best exposure in the world to study oceanic lithosphere. It is associated with a great thickness of autochthonous shelf carbonate rocks, a remnant of the Tethysian Ocean, with extensive nappes of deep sedimentary deposits. The ophiolites tectonically overlay the shelf carbonate rocks, an event which occurred 95-100 Ma ago. We therefore will see various rocks and structures from magmatic, metamorphic, and sedimentary origin.

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