Kistenstöckli-Member

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Representation and status

Color CMYK
(0%,8%,51%,4%)
Color RGB
R: 245 G: 225 B: 120
Rank
lithostratigraphic Member (Subformation)
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
valid formal name

Nomenclature

Deutsch
Kistenstöckli-Member
Français
Membre du Kistenstöckli
Italiano
Membro del Kistenstöckli
English
Kistenstöckli Member
Historical Variants

Kistenstöckligipfelsandstein = Kistenstöcklisandstein (Styger 1961), Kistenstöcklischichten (Frey 1965), Kistenstöckli Member (Menkveld-Gfeller et al. 2016)

Description

Description

Mikrokonglomerat mit Geröllen aus nordhelvetischen Einheiten (Spätjura, Kreide, Paläogen), gefolgt von einer Wechsellagerung aus einem glimmerreichen, sandigen Kalk und einem feinsandigen, plattigen Mergelstein. Gegen das Dach des Members dominiert der Sandstein.

Components

Lithologic Content

Mikrokonglomerat

Fossil Content
  • foraminifera

Age

Age at top
  • Priabonian

Age at base
  • Priabonian

Dating Method

Biostratigraphie: Grossforaminiferen.

Geography

Geographical extent
Ostschweiz (Kistenpass-Gebiet).
Type locality

Palaenography and tectonic

  • Tertiary
Paleogeography
North Helvetic Domain
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.188: The Kistenstöckli Member was described by Styger (1961; ‘‘Kistenstöckligipfelsandstein’’, ‘‘Kistenstöcklisandstein’’), the type locality forms the peak of the Kistenstöckli (2720.650/1186.350). For further descriptions see Arn. Heim (1908) and Brückner (1952). Lithology: A microconglomerate bed with partly rounded fragments of North Helvetic Late Jurassic and Cretaceous strata as well as Palaeogene sandy limestones follows above 100–150 m of slaty Stad Formation that become more calcareous towards the top. It is succeeded by an alternation of 100–200 m of well-bedded, mica-rich sandy limestone and fine-grained, sandy, slaty marlstone; sandstone dominates the top. The formation of the microconglomerate presumably suggests Late Eocene fault tectonics. Overyling stratum: Taveyannaz Formation; underlying strata: Stad Formation. Biostratigraphy: Priabonian, Larger foraminifera. Current geographical extent: Eastern Switzerland: Kistenpass region. Tectonic unit: Eastern Switzerland: Lower Helvetic (Parautochthonous).

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