Geochemistry and petrology of Moldanubian amphibolites


Grant No.:

ME-845 - Programme KONTAKT

Grant Agency:

MSM - Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MŠMT), AKTION Austria

Resolved in:

2005 - 2006

Principal investigator:

RNDr. Miloš René, CSc., Department of Geochemistry, IRSM AS CR, v.v.i.


Prof. Friedrich Finger, Universita Salzburg, Austria


The goal of this project was examination of evolution and origin of amphibolites and related metabasites of the Moldanubian Zone. The project results contribute to a better knowledge of this important rock type and provide new information concerning to location of suture zones in the Moldanubian unit. Individual types of the metabasites from the southern Czech Republic and Lower Austria was sampled and characterized both mineralogically and chemically. The chemical composition of selected rock-forming and accessory minerals (amphibole, garnet, pyroxene, titanite, ilmenite) was investigated by microprobe.


Scientific cooperation between Czech Republic and Austria (AKTION-KONTAKT)