EASYGO Geological Field Trip, September 2022, Elba, Italy
A five-day geological field trip to Elba, Italy was organized from 11 – 16 September 2022. The field trip was led by Prof. Domenico Liotta from University of Bari and co-organized by Paromita Deb from ETH Zurich. Elba is an exhumed (fossil) geothermal system of the currently active geothermal field, Larderello. The five-day field trip consisted of visiting various outcrops to understand the magmatic system, direction of hydrothermal fluid flow, distribution and structure of hydrothermal veins, fractures, and mineralization. EASYGO students from ETH Zurich, TU Delft and RWTH Aachen participated in this field with great enthusiasm. For students with non-Geology backgrounds, this was the first ever exposure to geology at field-scale, and a great opportunity to understand the relationships among geological structures at different scales.