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STRATI 2013 pp 397-402 | Cite as

Sea-Level History During the Birth of a Foreland Basin: The Famennian–Visean of “Velbert 4”, Westernmost Rhenish Massif, Germany

  • Hans-Georg HerbigEmail author
  • Daria Lobova
  • Varinnia Seekamp
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Abstract

The core “Velbert 4” (Velbert anticline, westernmost Rhenish Massif) records the development from a mixed carbonate–siliciclastic late Famennian (“Strunian”) ramp to a Tournaisian carbonate platform, a Visean calciturbiditic platform slope, and finally the installation of a deep, black alum shale-filled foreland basin during the latest Visean. The long-term trend was controlled by the advancing Variscan orogeny. The trend was modulated by short-term sea-level fluctuations, which among others caused the Hangenberg crisis, the mid-Tournaisian deepening event, a major erosional unconformity during the late Tournaisian, and a pronounced sequence boundary at the Asbian–Brigantian boundary.

Keywords

Upper Devonian Lower Carboniferous Carbonate platform Calciturbidites Sea-level changes Germany (Rhenish Massif) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Georg Herbig
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daria Lobova
    • 1
  • Varinnia Seekamp
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Geologie und MineralogieUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany

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