Brendenbach-Mergel

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
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RGB color
R: 225 G: 215 B: 205
Rank
lithostratigraphic Formation
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
informal term
SCS note
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SCS date
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Comment
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Nomenclature

German
Brendenbach-Mergel
French
Marne du Brendenbach
Italian
Marna di Brendenbach
English
Brendenbach Marl
Origin of the Name

Brendenbach (SG) - Altstätten

Historical Variants
Mergelzone des Brendenbaches = Mergelzone Brendenbach-Rotbach (Renz 1937b), Mergelzone des Brendenbachs (Büchi 1950, Habicht 1987), Brendenbachmergelzone (Hofmann 1957a/b), Brendenbach-Mergelzone (Berli 1985), Brendenbach-Mergel (Kempf 1998).
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

Synonyms
Non-synonyms
Possible confusion

Description

Description
Mergelabfolge, die als terrestrisches Äquivalent der OMM betrachtet wird. Enthält die sogenannte «Obere Grenznagelfluh» (Bilchen/Gais bis Altstätten) im Dach.
Geomorphology
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Thickness
250 m (Hofmann 1957a) oder 350 m (Büchi 1950).

Components

Lithological content
  • marlstone
Mineral content
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Fossil content
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Hierarchy and succession

Superordinate unit
Subordinate units
Units at roof
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Units at floor
Lateral equivalents
Upper boundary
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Lower boundary
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Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
Burdigalian
Note about top
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Age at base
Burdigalian
Note about base
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Dating method

Burdigalien (Renz 1937b, beim Vergleich der liegenden Brendenbach-Mergelzone mit der oberaquitanen Mergelzone).

Geography

Geographical extent
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Type area
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Type locality
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Type profile
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Reference profiles
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Point of interest
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Paleogeography and tectonic

Paleogeography
North Alpine Foreland Basin,
Kind of protolith
  • sedimentary
Conditions of formation
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Sequence
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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Subalpine Molasse
Metamorphism
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Metamorphic facies
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Note on metamorphism
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References

Revision
Kempf O. (1998): Diss. Univ. Bern
Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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