Forenirchel-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
Forenirchel-Schotter
French
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Italian
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English
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Origin of the Name

Forenirchel (ZH)

Historical Variants
Obere Irchelschotter (Graf 1993), Forenirchel-Schotter (Preuss et al. 2011)
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. 18 m.

Components

Lithological content
  • gravel : grains > 2 mm (visible to the naked eye ; rock = rudite: conglomerate or breccia)
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
Middle 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
Nur auf dem Buechemer-, Wilemer- und Forenirchel erhalten.
Type area
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 next unit of glaciofluvial gravel (‘Forenirchel-Schotter’) found on top of the overbank deposits represents the youngest sediments at Irchel.
Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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