Field Trip 1

FIELD TRIP 1: The geology that surrounds Bogotá:
A natural laboratory near the capital city. 

 

  

Leader:
Roberto Linares MSc

Date: 
September 24th and 25th
The field trip starts and ends at Equion
Calle 98, up in the Cra. 9ª (Sancho Building)

Cost: 
ACGGP members:REGISTER HERE
800.000 pesos (U$ 270 USD)

ACGGP non-members: REGISTER HERE
950.000 pesos (U$ 330 USD)
Taxes of IVA 16% are NOT included

Hotel:
“La Posada de Don Pedro” - Cucunubá
https://www.posadadonpedro.com

The objective is to recognize the principal geological aspects in the area of the Sabana de Bogotá and make an extrapolation to the knowledge about the Piedemonte of the Llanos Orientales subsoil. 

Bogotá, capital city of the country, is located at 2.640 meters over the sea level, in a great plain zone of the Eastern Cordillera, also called “La Sabana de Bogotá”.

La Sabana is limited to the East and West by a mountain chain, that make part of the deforestation of the Eastern Cordillera, one of the three mountain chains that form the Andes in Colombia. The mountains that limit the capital growth, are aligned in the N-S direction in the East part and SW-NE in the west part. This mountains are principally formed by classic rocks from the Cretaceous Age, which were left in shallow marine conditions partially covered by sedimentary rocks from the Tertiary Age, left in fluvial environments and lagoons. The most evident structures in the surface is a series of width synclines and anticlines that have a regional direction SW-NE.

This field activity gives the opportunity to the participant to observe the geology of this sector from the Eastern Cordillera, it will be possible to recognize the stratigraphic units that are equivalent to the generative rock, stamp and reservoir of the principal hydrocarbon fields located at Piedemonte of the Llanos Orientales, one of the most prolific mining area in the country.

Additionally, we will visit little populations founded during the Spanish Colony, and learn the cultural influences of the Muiscas in this zone of the country.