Calcaire des Rayes

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
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RGB color
R: 180 G: 210 B: 75
Rank
lithostratigraphic Member
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
Rayes-Kalk
French
Calcaire des Rayes
Italian
Calcare delle Rayes
English
Rayes Limestone
Origin of the Name

Rochers des Rayes (VD), N Rougemont

Historical Variants
Calcaire des Rayes (Guillaume 1986)
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

Synonyms
Non-synonyms
Possible confusion

Description

Description
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Geomorphology
Relief prononcé.
Thickness
Max. 28 m à la localité-type (Guillaume 1986).

Components

Lithological content
  • limestone
Mineral content
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Fossil content
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Hierarchy and succession

Superordinate unit
Subordinate units
Units at roof
    -
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
Late Maastrichtian
Note about top
Zone à Mayaroensis.
Age at base
Late Maastrichtian
Note about base
Zone à Mayaroensis.
Dating method
Foraminifères planctoniques en assemblages mélangés (Guillaume 1986).

Geography

Geographical extent
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Type area
Type locality
  • Rochers des Rayes (VD)
    Site particularities
    • upper boundary
    • lower boundary
    • typical facies
    Coordinates
    • (2581800 / 1152300)
    Note
    • Guillaume 1986
Type profile
  • Rochers des Rayes (VD)
    Site particularities
    • upper boundary
    • lower boundary
    • typical facies
    Coordinates
    • (2581800 / 152300)
    Note
    • Schoepfer 1984, Guillaume 1986 fig. 24
Reference profiles
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Point of interest
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Paleogeography and tectonic

Paleogeography
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Kind of protolith
  • sedimentary
Conditions of formation
Milieu marin, avec tendance régressive.
Sequence
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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Médianes
  • Préalpes Médianes Plastiques
  • Préalpes Médianes Rigides
  • Central Swiss klippes
Metamorphism
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Metamorphic facies
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Note on metamorphism
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References

Definition
Guillaume Maria (1986): Révision stratigraphique des Couches Rouges de la Nappe des Préalpes Médianes Romandes. , Thèse no. 910, Université de Fribourg, 153 pages
Revision
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Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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