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E&G Quaternary Science Journal An open-access journal of the German Quaternary Association
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Volume 48, issue 1
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 48, 38–49, 1998
https://doi.org/10.3285/eg.48.1.04
© Author(s) 1998. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 48, 38–49, 1998
https://doi.org/10.3285/eg.48.1.04
© Author(s) 1998. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  01 Jan 1998

01 Jan 1998

Zur Geologie der Deckschichten von Kärlich/Mittelrhein

Wolfgang Boenigk and Manfred Frechen Wolfgang Boenigk and Manfred Frechen

Abstract. The section at Kärlich is one of the most important localities in Germany where Pleistocene fluvial sand and gravel as well as loess and loess derivatives are exposed. Based on recent geological investigations the stratigraphy of the cover sediments and the local stratigraphic correlations have to be reinterpreted. Our investigations indicate that: 1. The correlation of Unit "Abschnitt" A with the Jaramillo event is under discussion. It ist likely that Unit A is younger and hence, correlated with the Bavelium Complex. 2.The Quaternary volcanism of the East Eifel Volcanic Field began during the interglacial which tops Unit F. However, the volcanism of the West Eifel Volcanic Field began much earlier, most likeley during the Matuyama chron. 3. There are no further subunits in Unit G, as proposed by Razi Rad (1976), indicated by a dominance of brown hornblende in the heavy mineral spectra for all sediments. 4. Unit H is subdivided into Unit H-lower part and Unit H-upper part by a marked unconformity.

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