19th meeting of the Central European Tectonic Studies Group

12th-15th April, 2023

Kazincbarcika, NE Hungary

From rifted margin to subduction, nappe stacking and basin formation with a special focus on Permo-Mesozoic structural and stratigraphic evolution of the Inner Western Carpathians (NE Hungary, S Slovakia)

The conference will include two field trips, as usual (the first and last days of the conference). The focus will be put on (1) Triassic evaporite tectonics; in this topic, we have new results which changed our view on the Cretaceous structural evolution, (2) Jurassic stratigraphy, sedimentology, mainly in the Telekesoldal Unit, (3) structural and metamorphic characters of the Jurassic and Triassic of the Rudabánya Hills, (4) Cretaceous nappe stacking in the whole realm, including the (5) problem of the origin and emplacement of the Silica nappe.

The umbrella topic definitely and automatically incorporates other orogens, which represent the study area of our diverse research groups, including, for example, Norway, Bohemia, Mongolia and others. Syn to post-orogenic basin formation (like the Pannonian Basin) is also part of the themes.

All disciplines of geosciences are highly welcome ranging from field geology through geophysics, sedimentology, palaeontology, petrology, geochemistry, geomorphology, basin analysis and all others, all having implications on structural and geodynamic problems. The conference particularly invites methodological talks, analogue and computer modelling aiming for a better understanding of tectonic processes.


Registration: 15th March

Abstract submission: 15th March

Payment: 20th March

Coming to Kazincbarcika:
by train: Budapest-Miskolc-Kazincbarcika (or from the direction of Kosice). You have to change in Miskolc
by car: Budapest, M3, turn toward Miskolc M30-E79 at km 148, go around the town of Miskolc by the new highway toward Kosice (continuation of M30), and take the connection road 306 to W, only few kilometres up to the road 26 than continue for ca. 20km NW.
You can also go through Eger taking the highway M25 (junction at around km 110) than the road 25 and the junction toward Szilvásvárad. This is shorter, but slower and more scenic! Stop in Szarvaskő, parking lot for a coffee with a view to vertical Jurassic pillows below the castle, go out for a walk in Dédestapolcsány, small lake.
Do not take the road Hatvan-Pásztó-23-Pétervására-Ózd; it is closed temporary with a devastating detour!
The road from Lucenec-Rimavska Sobota-Lenartovce is direct from Bratislava (but could be slow?)
From the north, you have several options through Roznava, Kosice, the boundary crossing option at Aggtelek does exists. (The Houillet-Coburg castle in Edelény is worth to see - https://edeleny-kastely.hu/)

For collection of early wine and spirit reserves, we recommend the borháló Kazincbarcika (and not the cellars in Eger!): https://www.borhalo.com/borsod