This excursion starts with a workshop in the Geological Institute KSC RAS, in
presentations on the petrology and geochemistry of the Khibiny alkaline massif
and isotope geochemistry and geochronology of the Kola Peninsula focusing on the
Monchegorsk intrusions. During a couple of next days there are visits to
geologically spectacular ore fields of the Khibiny and Monchegorsk. Different
types of mine activity relating to apatite and Cu-Ni with PGE deposits with the
environmental issues are to be seen during the excursion.