ISRM 1st technical and cultural field trip to the Florence region
The 1st Annual ISRM Technical and Cultural Field Trip will take place on 21-22 September 2009, in the Florence region, Italy. It is devoted to the Carrara Marble quarries and the historical quarrying and mining activities which have taken place in Tuscany since Etruscan times (about 700 B.C.).
Organisation is by Prof. Geol. Massimo Coli, Department of Earth Sciences, and Prof. Geol. Carlo Alberto Garzonio, Department of Restoration and Conservation of Architectural Heritage of the University of Florence.
A brochure (download here) with the main information was released and it includes the application form. A Guide Book (download here) was prepared with detailed technical information on the sites that will be visited.