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Paleontology and facies of the late Famennian in the Paffrath Syncline (Rhenish Massif, Germany)

Ed.: Christoph Hartkopf-Fröder; Matthias Piecha

2004. 288 pages, 99 figures, 25 tables, 40 plates, 21x30cm, 1190 g
Language: English

(Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Band 251)

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boreholecoreRhenishArdennesMassifsynclineDevonianBohrlochKernRheinArdennenMassivMuldeDevon

Contents

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This volume contains 16 papers that all deal with the Refrath 1 Borehole. This borehole is located in the Bergisch Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline (Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) specifically to study the poorly known Upper Devonian (Famennian) sediments. The borehole was funded by the Geological Survey of North Rhine-Westphalia. Although the initial emphasis was on the regional geology and the geological mapping, the discovery in the borehole of many different fossil groups initiated research on palaeontology and biostratigraphy together with sedimentology, facies, thermal maturity and organic geochemistry. Hence, this volume on the Refrath 1 Borehole clearly demonstrates how a seemingly routine Geological Survey NRW geological and engineering geological mapping project triggered a multi-disciplinary research project whose results are of international interest.

Compte rendu: Géochronique numéro 96, 2005 top ↑

Ce volume contient quinze articles consacrés à divers aspects de l'étude du sondage Refrath 1. Ce sondage, implanté dans le synclinal de Paffrath, se localise dans la partie nord-ouest du Massif schisteux rhénan, à quelques kilomètres de la ville de Cologne. Après une description sédimentologique des 53 m du sondage, consistant essentiellement en mudstones et siltites partiellement carbonatés du sommet du Famennien, les auteurs envisagten l'interprétation sédimentologique (il s'agit de turbidites), la minéralogie des argiles, la géochimie organique et la description des restes fossiles. La richesse en faune et flore est en effet remarquable et justifie ce travail. On passe en revue successivement les palynomorphes, les plantes, les hétérocoralliaires, les brachiopodes, les mollusques, les ostracodes, les échinodermes, les conodontes et les poissons. Chacun de ces groupes est richement illustré, faisant de cet ouvrage un bel exemple d'exploitation multidiscipliaire d'un sondage.

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Hartkopf-Fröder, C., Jux, U., Knapp, G. & Piecha, M.: The Late Devonian of the
Bergisch Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline (Ardennes-Rhenish Massif,
Germany): an overview 7
Knapp, G. & Piecha, M.: The Refrath 1 Borehole - description of the cores with
reference to Ethology, tectonics, and sedimentology 19
Muchez, P.: Clay mineralogy and Kübler index of upper Famennian sediments from
the Refrath 1 Borehole (Bergisch Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline;
Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) 33
Radke, M. & Wilkes, H.: Organic-geochemical characterisation of upper
Famennian sediments from the Refrath 1 Borehole (Bergisch
Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline; Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) 43
Hartkopf-Fröder, C., Marshall, J.E.A. & Vieth, A.: Organic maturity (vitrinite
reflectance, quantitative spore colour) of upper Famennian sediments
from the Refrath 1 Borehole (Bergisch Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline;
Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) ; 63
Hartkopf-Fröder, C.: Palynostratigraphy of upper Famennian sediments from the
Refrath 1 Borehole (Bergisch Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline;
Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) 77
Fairon-Demaret, M. & Hartkopf-Fröder, C.: Late Famennian plant mesofossils
from the Refrath 1 Borehole (Bergisch Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline;
Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) 89
Piecha, M.: Late Famennian heterocorals from the Refrath 1 Borehole (Bergisch
Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline; Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) 123
Müller, H.: Late Famennian brachiopods from the Refrath 1 Borehole (Bergisch
Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline; Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) 135
Piecha, M.: The problematic microfossilJinonicella sp. from the Refrath 1
Borehole (late Famennian; Bergisch Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline;
Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) 145
Amler, M.R.W.: Late Famennian bivalve, gastropod and bellerophontid molluscs
from the Refrath 1 Borehole (Bergisch Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline;
Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) 151
Korn, D.: Late Famennian cephalopods from the Refrath 1 Borehole (Bergisch
Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline; Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) 175
Groos-Uffenorde, H.: Late Famennian ostracodes from the Refrath 1 Borehole
(Bergisch Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline; Ardennes-Rhenish Massif,
Germany) 185
Haude, R.: Small skeletal elements of late Famennian echinoderms from the
Refrath 1 Borehole (Bergisch Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline;
Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) 237
Piecha, M.: Late Famennian conodonts from the Refrath 1 Borehole (Bergisch
Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline; Ardennes-Rhenish Massif, Germany) 253
Hampe, O. & Schindler, T.: Late Famennian fish remains from the Refrath 1
Borehole (Bergisch Gladbach-Paffrath Syncline; Ardennes-Rhenish
Massif, Germany) 267