Langacher-Schotter

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
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RGB color
R: 215 G: 180 B: 190
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
Langacher-Schotter
French
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Italian
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English

Langacher Gravel

Origin of the Name

Langacher = Langacker (ZH) am Nordhang des Irchels

Historical Variants
Untere Irchel-Schotter (Graf 1993), Langacher-Schotter (Preusser et al. 2011), Langacher Gravel (Graf & Burkhalter 2016)
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

Synonyms
Non-synonyms
Possible confusion

Description

Description
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Geomorphology
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Thickness
Max. ca. 10 m.

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
Lateral equivalents
Upper boundary
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Lower boundary
Molasse
Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

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

Geographical extent
Hügel Irchel (ZH).
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
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Kind of protolith
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Conditions of formation
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Sequence
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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Höhere Deckenschotter
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
Preusser Frank, Graf Hans Rudolf, Keller Oskar, Krayss Edgar, Schlüchter Christian (2011): Quaternary glaciation history of northern Switzerland. , E&G Quaternary Science Journal 60/2-3, 282-305

The oldest unit (‘Langacher-Schotter’) contains a caliche-type palaeosol in its upper part that is characteristic for Mediterranean to dry-warm climatic conditions.
Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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