Wängen-Kalk

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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
unknown status

Nomenclature

Deutsch
Wängen-Kalk
Français
Calcaire de Wängen
Italiano
Calcareo di Wängen
English
Wängen Limestone
Origin of the Name

Wängenalp (OW) im Kleinschlierengebiet

Historical Variants

Wängenkalk (Studer 1872, Kaufmann 1886, Hantke 1961), Wängenkalke (Kaufmann 1875b), Wängen-Kalkbank, Wängen-Kalk (Steffen 1981), Wängen Limestone (Menkveld-Gfeller et al. 2016)

Description

Description

Grobkörnige, bioklastische, m-dicke Kalkbank (u.a. Lithothamnienkalk) im Stad-Mergel.

Thickness
einige Meter mächtig

Geography

Geographical extent
West- und Zentralschweiz.

Palaenography and tectonic

  • Tertiary
Paleogeography
North Tethyan Shelf :
marge continentale européenne
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: Coarse-grained, bioclastic, m thick limestone beds occur at various horizons in Western and Central Switzerland in the Wildhorn nappe and in the Drusberg nappe (Herb 1988, Menkveld-Gfeller 1995).

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