Balmberg-Oolith

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
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RGB color
R: 175 G: 200 B: 220
Rank
lithostratigraphic Bed
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
Balmberg-Oolith
French
Oolithe du Balmberg
Italian
Oolite del Balmberg
English
Balmberg Oolite
Origin of the Name

Balmflue am Balmberg (SO)

Historical Variants
Balmberg-Oolith (Bolliger & Burri 1970 S.74), Untere Holzflue-Schichten (Gygi 1969)
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

Non-synonyms
Possible confusion

Description

Description
Dünngebankter, kreuzgeschichteter oolithischer Grainstone.
Geomorphology
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Thickness
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Components

Lithological content
  • oolithic limestone
Mineral content
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Fossil content
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Hierarchy and succession

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

Age at top
Early Kimmeridgian
Note about top
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Age at base
late Oxfordian
Note about base
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Dating method
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Geography

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

Paleogeography
Northern Tethyan Carbonate Platform :
Plateforme de Bourgogne, ... = Northern Tethyan Carbonate Platform (NTCP) ,
Kind of protolith
  • sedimentary
Conditions of formation
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Sequence
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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Jura
  • Southern Germany
  • Black Forest
Metamorphism
non metamorphic
Metamorphic facies
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Note on metamorphism
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References

Definition
Bolliger W., Burri P. (1970): Sedimentologie von Schelf-Carbonaten und Beckenablagerungen im Oxfordien des zentralen Schweizer Jura. , Beitr. Geol. Karte der Schweiz N.F. 140, 112 S.

a) Balmberg-Oolith (neu) Synonym: Untere Holzflue-Schichten (Gygi 1969). Typlokalität: Profil N Günsberg, Koord. 609600/235500. Ausbildung: dünngebankter, kreuzgeschichteter oolithischer Grainstone. Begrenzung: kommt nur im SE des Untersuchungsgebietes vor, wird unten von der Vellerat-Formation, oben von den Hautes-Roches-Algenkalken [i.e. Olten-Member] begrenzt. S.74
Revision
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Important publications
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Material and varia

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