Untere Götzis-Bank

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Representation and status

Color CMYK
(12%,0%,49%,20%)
Color RGB
R: 180 G: 205 B: 105
Rank
lithostratigraphic Bed
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
incorrect name (though informally used)
Status discussion

Nomenclature

Deutsch
Untere Götzis-Bank
Français
Banc de Götzis inférieur
Italiano
Strato di Götzis inferiore
English
Lower Götzis Bed
Origin of the Name
Götzis (Österreich)
Historical Variants
Götzis-Schichten (Föllmi & Ouwehand 1987), Micrites à lits de grès glauconieux (Villars 1992), Lower Götzis Member = LGM (Wohlwend 2014)

Description

Description
Das Untere Götzis-Member besteht aus Einschaltungen innerhalb der Seewen-Formation. Resedimente (Glaukonitsande und Lithoklasten) v.a. der Garschella Formation. In distalen Bereichen Glaukonitsandstein ohne Fremdklasten.
Thickness
wenige Meter bis 5 m

Components

Mineral Content
  • quartz
  • glauconite

Hierarchy and sequence

Units at roof
Lower boundary
CeTu-OAE

Age

Age at top
  • Early Turonian

Age at base
  • Latest Cenomanian

Dating Method
Planktonische Foraminiferen, Isotopen

Geography

Geographical extent
Südliches Helvetikum in der Ostschweiz (Säntis, Churfristen) und im angrenzenden Vorarlberg.
Type area
Westlicher Vorarlberg (A)
Type profile
Point of interest
  • Strichboden (SG)
    Site particularities
    • Obergrenze
    • Untergrenze
    • typische Fazies
    Site accessibility
    • Grat
    Coordinates
    • (2737610 / 1225950)
    Note
    • Wohlwend 2014
  • Chäserrugg (SG)
    Site particularities
    • Obergrenze
    • Untergrenze
    • typische Fazies
    Site accessibility
    • Grat
    Coordinates
    • (2742150 / 1224350)
    Note
    • Wohlwend 2014

Palaenography and tectonic

  • Cretaceous of the Helvetics
Paleogeography
North Tethyan Shelf :
marge continentale européenne
Tectonic unit (resp. main category)
Kind of protolith
  • sedimentary
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