Flysch d'Estavannens

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Representation and status

Index
FE
Color CMYK
(0%,4%,53%,8%)
Color RGB
R: 235 G: 225 B: 110
Rank
lithostratigraphic Member (Subformation)
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
informal term

Nomenclature

Deutsch
Estavanens-Flysch
Français
Flysch d'Estavannens
Italiano
Flysch di Estavanens
English
Estavanens Flysch
Origin of the Name

Estavannens-Dessus (FR), Bas-Intyamon

Historical Variants

roches à Lithothamnies et à Discocyclines d'Estavannens = Flysch d'Estavannens (Tercier 1942), Flysch d'Estavannens (Caron et al. 1980)

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Possible confusion

Age

Age at top
  • late Thanetian

Note about top

NP8

Age at base
  • Danian

Note about base

Maastrichtien? (faciès à calcaires blonds)

Dating Method

nannofossiles calcaires [Caron et al. 1980]

Geography

Type locality
Type profile

Palaenography and tectonic

  • Flyschs
Paleogeography
Piemont Basin
Tectonic unit (resp. main category)
Kind of protolith
  • sedimentary

References

Definition
Caron Christian, Homewood P., Morel R., van Stuijvenberg J. (1980) : Témoins de la Nappe du Gurnigel sur les Préalpes Médianes: une confirmation de son origine ultrabriançonnaise. Bull. Soc. fribourg. Sci. nat. 69/1, 64-79

p.70

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