Molasse Rouge de Monthey

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
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RGB color
R: 195 G: 145 B: 95
Rank
lithostratigraphic subformation (local name)
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
local name (informal)
SCS note
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SCS date
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Comment
Absence d'éléments pyroclastiques dans les grès.

Nomenclature

German
Molasse Rouge von Monthey
French
Molasse Rouge de Monthey
Italian
Molasse Rouge di Monthey
English
Molasse Rouge of Monthey
Origin of the Name

Monthey (VS)

Historical Variants
Molasse rouge von Massongex (Heim 1917), molasse rouge autochtone (Gagnebin 1928), Molasse rouge du Val d'Illiez (Vonderschmitt 1935, Lugeon & Gagnebin 1941, Boegli 1972), Molasse du Val d'Illiez = Molasse Rouge du Val d'Illiez (Schroeder & Ducloz 1955), Molasse rouge de la Veveyse, du Bouveret et du Val d'Illiez p.p. (Emmenegger 1962)
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

Synonyms
Non-synonyms
Possible confusion

Description

Description
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Geomorphology
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Thickness
Plus de 300 m (Lugeon & Gagnebin 1941). 150 à max. 200 m (Schroeder & Ducloz 1955).

Components

Lithological content
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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
«Grès des Carrières»
Lateral equivalents
Upper boundary
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Lower boundary
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Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

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

Geographical extent
Massongex, Monthey, Val d'Illiez (Vièze de Morgins et région de Troistorrent).
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

Paleogeography and tectonic

Paleogeography
North Alpine Foreland Basin,
Kind of protolith
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Conditions of formation
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Sequence
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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Aiguilles Rouges :
massif des Aiguilles Rouges
Metamorphism
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Metamorphic facies
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Note on metamorphism
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References

Definition
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Revision
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Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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