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  Field Excursions  
 
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The field excursions are open to all registered participants for the meeting. Excursion fees shown for each course must be paid at the time of registration. Participants are urged to apply early, and places will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If excursions are oversubscribed, applicants will be advised of alternative excursions or refunded in cash at the meeting. Excursions without the minimum number of participants will be cancelled and applicants will be advised of alternative excursions or refunded in cash.
 
The climate of late July to early August in Japan will be very hot and wet. The temperature may reach 35 °C in the daytime, except in the cooler regions of Hokkaido and the highlands. Although Japan's rainy season is from June to the middle of July, in certain cases the rainy season may continue until late July. Waterproof and windproof clothing and light boots are essential. There are also various biting insects, and your favorite insect repellant and a first-aid kit might be useful. You are advised to bring a hammer and any safety equipment that you may find necessary (safety glasses, gloves, etc.). Hard safety hats will be provided in the case of underground observation.
 
Registration and Payment
All payments must be made in Japanese yen no later than April 23, 2006.
Registration can be made via the web-site, http://www.congre.co.jp/ima2006/, or by faxing the attached Registration Form to the Secretariat.
 
Registrations will not be accepted once all available spots have been filled.
If a trip does not reach the minimum number, you wil receive a full refund.
 
Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made by FAX or E-mail and must reach the secretariat by May 23, 2006.
*Cancellations received on or before May 23, 2006: 75% of the total amount will be refunded. All refunds will be made after the meeting.
*Cancellations received after May 24, 2006: No refund.
 
PRE-MEETING EXCURSIONS
FE1 Epithermal gold deposits in southern Kyushu
Leaders: Koichiro Watanabe and Akira Imai (Kyushu University.), Sachihiro Taguchi (Fukuoka University.)
Dates: 4 days, Wednesday, July 19 to Saturday, July 22, inclusive.  
Departure point: Fukuoka Airport or JR Hakata train station  
Cost per person: JPY 66,000  
Max/Min number of participants: 15/5
Accommodation: We will stay at Japanese-style hotels/inns (ryokan) with hot spring public baths (onsen); participants will be expected to share rooms.  
Transport: By minibus  
Itinerary: Visits to the world-class, high-grade Hishikari quartz-adularia type, low-sulfidation epithermal Au-Ag vein deposit, Nansatsu-type high sulfidation Au deposit, and the active Sakurajima and Kirishima volcanoes. Enjoy hot springs and spas during the trip as well. The trip will start and end in Fukuoka.  
High-grade gold-bearing quartzadularia vein (Keisen-3 vein) at an underground of the Hishikari mine.
 
FE2 Aso volcano and alkalibasalt including REE-carbonates and zeolites in northern Kyushu

A new mineral, Kozoite-(Nd) from Saga
Leaders: Seiichiro Uehara (Kyushu University), Shinichiro Ikebe (Aso Volcano Museum), Ritsuro Miyawaki (National Science Museum, Tokyo)  
Dates: 4 days, Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23, inclusive.  
Departure point: JR Kumamoto train station. Pick up service will be made at Kumamoto Airport.  
Cost per person: JPY 54,000  
Max/Min number of participants: 30/10  
Accommodation: National Aso Youth House with hostel-style accommodation at Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture [http://www.aso-nyc.org/english/index.html] for the first two nights. Business inn near Karatsu, Saga Prefecture for the last night; participants will be expected to share rooms.  
Transport: By bus
Itinerary: Mt. Aso is one of the most famous active volcanoes in Japan. The first two days will be spent on Aso volcano to observe the crater and outer rim. The excursion will then move to a deposit of zeolites at Hirado, Nagasaki. We will visit to the original locality of kozoite-(Nd), kozoite-(La) and kimuraite-(Y) in Saga Prefecture on the last day. The trip will start at Kumamoto train station. Pick up service will be made at Kumamoto Airport on the way to Aso. It will end at Fukuoka Airport, with a stop at Hakata Shinkansen Terminal in the city of Fukuoka.
 
FE3 The Sanbagawa metamorphic rocks in central Shikoku, Japan
Leaders: Masaki Enami (Nagoya University), Akira Takasu (Shimane University) , Toru Takeshita (Hokkaido University)
Dates: 2 days, Friday, July 21 to Saturday, July 22, inclusive.
Departure point: JR Niihama train station.
Cost per person: JPY 30,000
Max/Min number of participants: 20/10
Accommodation: Hotel in Niihama; participants will be expected to share rooms. Transport: By minibus
Transport: By bus
Itinerary: Visits to the best-researched area of the Sanbagawa belt, the Niihama-Besshi area, for the observation and sampling of high-grade metavolcanics, metapelite, metachert, epidote-amphibolite, eclogites and peridotites, including some peculiar minerals. The excursion will start and end at Niihama (ca. 33°57' N, 133°18' E; 2.5 hours from Kobe by train).
 
POST- MEETING EXCURSIONS
FE4 High temperature skarn including new minerals and jadeite-bearing metamorphic rocks in western Honshu
Leaders: Isao Kusachi and Chiyoko Henmi (Okayama University), Shoichi Kobayashi (Okayama University of Science)  
A new mineral, Henmilite from Okayama
Dates: 3 days, Saturday, July 29 to Monday, July 31, inclusive.  
Departure point: International Conference Center Kobe.  
Cost per person: JPY 44,000  
Max/Min number of participants: 35/15  
Accommodation: Hotels in Niimi and Takahashi. Participants will be expected to share rooms.  
Transport: By minibus  
Itinerary: This excursion will visit mineral and rock collecting sites in Hiroshima and Okayama, western Japan. The first day will be spent at Mt. Ohsa, where jadeitite and rodingite can be seen in serpentine of the Sangun metamorphic terrain. On the following day the group will visit gehlenite-spurrite skarns at Tojo, Hiroshima and Fuka, Okayama. At Fuka the group will visit an underground limestone mine, where new minerals and various rare borate minerals, e.g. the silicates bicchulite, fukalite, and okayamalite, and the borates henmilite, takedaite, parasibriskite, frolovite, nifontovite, olshanskyite, and pentahydroborite, have been found. The third day will be spent at Ikura, Okayama, where we will enjoy a spectacular limestone cave. The trip will start and end in Kobe.
 
FE5 Cenozoic volcanic rocks, xenoliths and constituent minerals in Shimane Peninsula and Oki Islands, Japan Sea
Leaders: Yoshihiro Sawada and Masahide Akasaka (Shimane University), Satoshi Nakano (Shiga University), Kuniaki Makino (Shinshu University)  
Kuniga, Oki-Dozen, Shimane (Courtesy of Tourist bureau of Nishino-shima, Oki-Dozen)a
Dates: 4 days, Saturday, July 29 to Tuesday, August 1, inclusive.  
Departure point: International Conference Center Kobe.  
Cost per person: JPY 66,000  
Max/Min number of participants: 20/ 10  
Accommodation: Hotel in Matsue (single rooms) and lodge in the Oki Islands; participants will be expected to share rooms at the Oki Islands.  
Transport: By minibus and ferry boat  
Itinerary: On the first day we will visit Shimane Peninsula, and observe and collect Fepumpellyite and prehnite from Middle Miocene dolerite. On the second day we will transfer to the Oki islands by ferry boat, and will stay there for 3 days. We can observe late Cenozoic alkali lava flows, feeder dykes, pyroclastic rocks, and syenites. These contain alkali feldspar, kaersutite, hedebergite, arfvedsonite and Ti-F biotite, all of which can be collected, along with xenoliths from the mantle and crust. Alkali igneous rocks are not particularly common in Japan, but are widespread in the Oki Islands, a very interesting island group in the Japan Sea. The trip will start and end at Kobe.
 
FE6 Hydrothermal activity and associated metallic mineralization in Hokkaido
Leaders: Hiroharu Matsueda and Shuji Ono (Hokkaido University), Masahiro Yahata (Geological Survey Hokkaido)
Dates: 5 days, Saturday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 2, inclusive.
Departure point: Kansai Airport
Cost per person: JPY 130,000 (including roundtrip flight tickets between Kansai Airport and Chitose Airport)
Max/Min number of participants: 20/5
Accommodation: Business inns at Sapporo and Otaru, hot spring inns at Niseko and Noboribetsu. Participants will be expected to share rooms.
Transport: By airplane and minibus (and/or car)
Itinerary: Visits the high- and the low-sulfidation types of gold deposits accompanying hydrothermal alteration. Brief stops at the Tertiary manganese nodule, diagenetic zeolite, and Kuroko deposits. Present hydrothermal activities and active volcanoes such as the Usu and the Showa-Shinzan will be also visited. Enjoy hot springs and spas during the trip as well. The trip will start and end in Sapporo.
 
FE7 Pb-Zn skarn deposits of the Kamioka mine and jadeitite blocks: Development of the Hida and Hida marginal belts in central Japan
Leaders: Keitaro Kunugiza and Masaaki Shimizu (Toyama University), Hiroshi Miyajima (Fossa Magna Museum)  
Kotaki Jadeite Gorge, Niigata
Dates: 4 days, Saturday, July 29 to Tuesday, August 1, inclusive.  
Departure point: International Conference Center Kobe.  
Cost per person: JPY 66,000  
Max/Min number of participants: 40/10  
Accommodation: Business inn at Itoigawa, and hot spring inn at Tateyama. Participants will be expected to share rooms.  
Transport: By minibus  
Itinerary: Visits to the deposits of the Kamioka mine, the Super-kamiokande, the Hida gneiss complex, some localities of the jadeitite (best jadeite in Japan), and Itoigawa Fossa Magna Museum. We will spend two nights in Itoigawa city and one night at an inn with an outdoor spa (hot spring) at the foot of the Japanese Alps.
 
FE8  Northeast Honshu Arc Transection  
- Arc volcanism from Cretaceous to Present -  
Leaders: Takeyoshi Yoshida (Tohoku University), Keizo Yanai and Nobutaka Tsuchiya (Iwate University), Takeshi Ohguchi and Toshio Mizuta (Akita University), Nobuo Doi (Iwate Prefectural Office)  
Dates: 4 days, Saturday, July 29 to Tuesday, August 1, inclusive  
Departure point: International Conference Center Kobe  
Cost per person: JPY 70,000   Oga Peninsula, Akita
Max/Min number of participants: 40/15
Accommodation: A hotel in Akita near Oga Peninsula, Hachinohe and Miyako at Pacific Ocean coast. Finally we visit Morioka on the foot of Iwate volcano; participants will be expected to share rooms.
Transport: By airplane and bus
Itinerary: Northeast Honshu Arc, Japan Transection -Arc volcanism from Cretaceous to Present (4 days). We will traverse from back-arc side (on Japan Sea coast) to fore-arc side (Pacific Ocean coast), crossing active volcanic chains. Visits to Oga Peninsula, Ohdate Kuroko area, Neogene Caldera swarms, Cretaceous Kitakami plutons with volcanics, and an active volcano in Iwate.
 
FE9 Crustal section and anatexis of lower crust and subduction-related high-pressure type metamorphism in the Hidaka and Kamuikotan metamorphic belts, Hokkaido, Japan
Leaders: Masaaki Owada (Yamaguchi University), Yasuhito Osanai (Kyushu University), Toshiaki Shimura (Niigata University), Hideo Ishizuka (Kochi University)  
Hidaka Mountains, Hokkaido
Dates: 7 days, Saturday, July 29 to Friday, August 4, inclusive  
Departure point: Chitose Airport (Domestic lobby, Chitose city)  
Cost per person: JPY 90,000  
Max/Min number of participants: 20/7  
Accommodation: Japanese inns and shared rooms in 2-3 star hotels.
Transport: By bus
Itinerary: The Hidaka Metamorphic Belt consists of steeply eastward dipping thrust sheets composed of pelitic-psammitic and mafic metamorphic rocks and various plutonic rocks of Eocene to early Miocene ages. Igneous rocks are layered gabbros, gabbros-diorites, and S- and Itype tonalite-granodiorite. Metamorphism in the Hidaka Metamorphic Belt increases from prehnite-pumpellyite grade in the east through greenschist and amphibolite facies to the granulite facies in the west. We can observe the layered olivine gabbro complex, which may be the heat source of the metamorphism, the anatectic rocks in the lowest structural levels, and S- and I-type granitic rocks in the middle horizontal level in the Hidaka metamorphic belt. The fresh peridotite (plagioclase and spinel lherzolites and harzburgites) complex situated in the lowest structural level of the belt will be visited. The above will make up the first 3 days of the trip. The next two days will be spent visiting the Kamuikotan Metamorphic Belt, which consists of the subduction-related high-pressure type metamorphic rocks and a low-pressure type ophiolite complex. We can observe the beautiful blueschits and still preserved pillow structure in the meta-volcanic rocks, and layered gabbro as the lower sequence of the ophiolite complex. Another highlight is a day trip to an active volcano. The highest point of this trip is approximately 2000 m. We will walk along a river to visit the locations of the pelitic granulite and anatexite. We recommend that participants bring trekking boots and warm clothes. The trip will end at Sapporo with a farewell beer party on Friday evening.
 
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