Kleintal-Konglomerat

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Representation and status

Color CMYK
(0%,12%,52%,2%)
Color RGB
R: 250 G: 220 B: 120
Rank
lithostratigraphic Bed
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
informal term

Nomenclature

Deutsch
Kleintal-Konglomerat
Français
Conglomérat du Kleintal
Italiano
Conglomerato del Kleintal
English
Kleintal Conglomerate
Origin of the Name

Kleintal = Chlital (UR)

Historical Variants
Kleintalconglomerat (Arbenz 1918), Kleintal Conglomerate (Menkveld-Gfeller et al. 2016)

Description

Description
Konglomerat mit Geröllen aus den liegenden Einheiten der Kreide (Betlis-Kalk bis Schrattenkalk) und des Mitteleozäns (Bürgen-Formation). Diese Einheiten haben ihren Ursprung im frontalen Teil der Axen-Decke in der Zentralschweiz.

Age

Age at top
  • Priabonian

Age at base
  • Priabonian

Geography

Geographical extent
Bei Chlital/Altdorf.

Palaenography and tectonic

  • Tertiary
Paleogeography
European Continent
Tectonic unit (resp. main category)
Kind of protolith
  • sedimentary
Metamorphism
non metamorphic

References

Definition
Menkveld-Gfeller Ursula, Kempf Oliver, Funk Hanspeter (2016) : Lithostratigraphic units of the Helvetic Palaeogene: review, new definition, new classification. Swiss J. Geosc. 109/2, 171-199

p.187: The occurrence of the Kleintal conglomerate is widespread in the region of Chlital/Altdorf (Anderegg 1940). Pebbles of Cretaceous (Betlis Limestone to Schrattenkalk Formation) and Middle Eocene strata (Bürgen Formation) originate from the frontal part of the Axen nappe of Central Switzerland.

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