Complesso gneissico del Monte Leone

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Representation and status

Index
GO-ML
CMYK Color
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RGB color
R: 250 G: 210 B: 210
Rank
lithostratigraphic Formation
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
informal term
SCS note
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SCS date
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Comment
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Nomenclature

German

Monte-Leone-Gneiskomplex

French

Complexe gneissique du Monte Leone

Italian

Complesso gneissico del Monte Leone

English

Monte Leone Gneiss Complex

Origin of the Name

Monte Leone (VS)/(Italia)

Historical Variants
Binnenthal- und Monte Leone-Gneismasse = Gneiss der Binnenthalkette (Gerlach 1869), Monte-Leone-Ofenhorngneis = Leonegneis (Schmidt & Preiswerk 1908), Monte-Leone-Gneis = Monte-Leone-Ofenhorngneis = Leonegneis (Rothpletz 1914), Mte. Leone-Ofenhorngneis (Grütter 1929), Gneise vom Typus Monte Leone (Günthert 1958), gneiss du Monte Leone (Steck 1984), M. Leone-Gneis (Leu 1986), Monte Leone gneiss (Steck et al. 2013)
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

Synonyms
Non-synonyms
Possible confusion

Description

Description
Gneiss leucocratico massiccio riccho in mica bianca e feldspato alcalino.
Geomorphology
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Thickness
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Components

Lithological content
  • gneiss (splitting in cm- or dm sized plates)
Mineral content
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Fossil content
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Hierarchy and succession

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

Geographical extent
Lepontin
Type area
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Type locality
  • Monte Leone
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)
Monte Leone nappe
Metamorphism
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Metamorphic facies
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Note on metamorphism
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References

Definition
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Revision
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Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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  • Ganter-Gneis Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Gantertal (VS)

    Rank
    lithostratigraphic unit
    Status
    informal term
    Valid name
    In Short
    Bändergneis, oft mikroaugig, der Monte-Leone-Decke.
    Age
    Permian - Permian
    Thickness
    Max. ca. 1500 m am Saflischpass, 500-600 m an der Simplonstrasse (Streckeisen et al. 1978)
    Geographical extent
    Ostteil der Monte-Leone-Decke, vom Längtal bis zur Simplonstrasse.
    Type area
    -
    Comment
    -
  • Ritter-Gneis Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Ritter (VS), WNW Helsenhorn [bzw. Ritterpass = Passo di Boccareccio]

    Rank
    lithostratigraphic unit
    Status
    informal term
    Valid name
    In Short
    Sehr helle, glimmerarme, plattige bis nahezu massige Gneise, phengit- und z.T. turmalinführend.
    Age
    Permian - Permian
    Thickness
    -
    Geographical extent
    Felswand des Pizzo Cornera (= Gischihorn).
    Type area
    -
    Comment
    -
  • «Hyperaugengneis der Monte-Leone-Decke» Show details

    Origin of the Name
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    Rank
    lithostratigraphic unit
    Status
    incorrect name (though informally used)
    Valid name
    In Short
    Augengneiss mit Riesenaugen.
    Age
    Ordovician - Ordovician
    Thickness
    -
    Geographical extent
    -
    Type area
    -
    Comment
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  • «Paragneis der Monte-Leone-Decke» Show details

    Origin of the Name

    Kellenhorn = Chellihorn / Chesselhorn (VS)

    Rank
    lithostratigraphic unit
    Status
    proposal
    Valid name
    In Short
    Paragneiskomplex der Monte-Leone-Decke.
    Age
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    Thickness
    -
    Geographical extent
    Kellenhorn, Alpjengletscher, Lercheltini, Pta d'Arbola / Ofenhorn.
    Type area
    -
    Comment
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