«Schwalmernschichten»

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
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RGB color
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Rank
lithostratigraphic unit
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
local name (informal)
SCS note
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SCS date
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Comment
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Nomenclature

German
«Schwalmernschichten»
French
«Couches de la Schwalmern»
Italian
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English
«Schwalmern Beds»
Origin of the Name

Westflank und Gipfel der Schwalmere (BE)

Historical Variants
Barrémienkalk und -schiefer der Schwalmern = Schwalmernschichten (Goldschmid 1926 S.229), Südfazies des Barrémien (Günzler-Seiffert 1933 und 1934), Schwalmeren-Schichten (Herb et al. 1978)
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

Synonyms
Non-synonyms
Possible confusion

Description

Description
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Geomorphology
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Thickness
Ca. 215 m (Günzler-Seiffert 1934)

Components

Lithological content
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Mineral content
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Fossil content
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Hierarchy and succession

Superordinate unit
Subordinate units
Units at roof
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Units at floor
Lateral equivalents
Upper boundary
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Lower boundary
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Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
Barremian
Note about top
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Age at base
Barremian
Note about base
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Dating method
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Geography

Geographical extent
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Type area
Type locality
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Type profile
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Reference profiles
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Point of interest
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Paleogeography and tectonic

Paleogeography
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Kind of protolith
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Conditions of formation
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Sequence
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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Central Helvetics
Metamorphism
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Metamorphic facies
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Note on metamorphism
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References

Definition
Goldschmid K. (1927): Geologie der Morgenberghorn-Schwalmerngruppe bei Interlaken. , Mitt. Natf. Ges. Bern 1926, 194-272

S.229: Barrémienkalk und -schiefer der Schwalmern. Die Gesteine, die an der Schwalmern zwischen Altmannschichten und Wangschichten liegen, nenne ich vorläufig Schwalmernschichten : - Schwalmernkalk (unten), - Schwalmernschiefer (oben)
Revision
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Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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  • «Schwalmernschiefer»

    Origin of the Name

    Westflank und Gipfel der Schwalmere (BE)

    Rank
    lithostratigraphic unit
    Status
    incorrect name (though informally used)
    Valid name
    In Short
    Schwarzer, teilweise blättriger Mergelschiefer.
    Age
    Barremian - Barremian
    Thickness
    Ca. 70 m (Goldschmid 1927, Günzler-Seiffert 1934)
    Geographical extent
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    Type area
    Berner Oberland (BE)
    Comment
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  • «Schwalmernkalk»

    Origin of the Name

    Nordgrat der Schwalmere (BE)

    Rank
    lithostratigraphic unit
    Status
    incorrect name (though informally used)
    Valid name
    In Short
    Helle, dünnplattige, kieselig-kalkige Schiefer (unten, 80 m), grobe Echinodermenbrekzie (), sowie heller gut gebankter, etwa sandiger Kalk, lokal Bitumen führend (oben, 60-65 m).
    Age
    Barremian - Barremian
    Thickness
    140-145 m (Goldschmid 1927, Günzler-Seiffert 1934)
    Geographical extent
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    Type area
    Berner Oberland (BE)
    Comment
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