Oman Geology Field Trip

Oman Geology Field Trip

  • Saiq Plateau, Oman
    Saiq Plateau, Oman

1 January - 1 January 2022 (1< day)

Professor Mike Searle
Professor of Earth Sciences
Price details  

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Tour type  
Land
Theme  
Geology
Activity level  
Medium
The making of Oman

Oman is a fascinating country, its history and culture shaped in no small part by its geography. This is a rare opportunity for amateur geologists to explore the landscapes and geology of Oman, with visits to cultural sites included. You will discover this geological paradise including the world’s largest and best-exposed ophiolite, eclogites, sheath folds, fantastic exposures of Mesozoic limestones and ancient Tethyan Oceanic seamounts, as well as its amazing deserts and beautiful coastline.

Highlights

  • Traverse Jebel Akhdar, the highest peak in Eastern Arabia and witness the Mesozoic shelf carbonates
  • Drive to the rim of Oman’s Grand Canyon with its amazing views, spectacular hill villages, flowing streams and deep wadis
  • Drive through some remote parts of the Oman Mountains around Wadi Hawasina
  • Witness the world’s largest and best exposed sheath fold along Wadi Mayh gorge
  • Explore the magnificent coastline around Muscat, including the fjords of Bandar Jissah and the old souq at Muttrah

NB. Dates to be confirmed

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