Berisal-Decke

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Representation and status

Color CMYK
N/A
Color RGB
R: 241 G: 239 B: 237
Rank
nappe
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
valid

Nomenclature

Deutsch
Berisal-Decke
Français
Nappe de Berisal
Italiano
Falda di Berisal
English
Berisal Nappe
Origin of the Name

Berisal = Bärisal (VS)

Historical Variants

complexe de Berisal (Bearth 1963), Berisal-Decke = Berisal-Komplex (Bearth 1973), Berisalcomplex (Frank 1979), Complexe du Berisal (Thélin & Ayrton 1983), synforme de Berisal (Jeanbourquin & Burri 1989), zone de Barisal [sic] (Burri et al. 1993), nappe de Berisal = zone de Berisal (Ackermann et al. 1991), lembo di Berisal (Dal Piaz et al. 1992a), Berisal unit (Thélin et al. 1993), Berisal-Zone (Burri et al. 1994), Berisal series (Carrupt 2003), Pontis-Berisal nappe (Steck 2008)

Description

Description

Complexe très replissé de micaschistes à grenat, amphibolites et gneiss à hornblende.

Hierarchy and sequence

Upper boundary

"Bündnerschiefer" (Sion-Courmayeur / Zone Houillère)

Lower boundary

Simplon-Störung

Geography

Geographical extent
Hillehorn/Punta Mottiscia, Bortelhorn/Punta del Rebbio, Furggubäumhorn/Punta d'Aurona, Wasenhorn/Punta Terrarossa, Simplonpass, Engiloch.
Type area
Simplongebiet (VS)

Palaenography and tectonic

Tectonic unit (resp. main category)
Kind of protolith
  • tectonic
Metamorphism
polycyclic
Metamorphic facies
  • amphibolite facies
Note on metamorphism

Métamorphisme alpin de faciès amphibolite

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