Title: Alterations at the post-Variscan nonconformity: implications of Permo-Carboniferous surface weathering and burial diagenesis (Sprendlinger Horst, Germany)
Fei Liang (1), Jun Niu (2), Adrian Linsel (1), Matthias Hinderer (1), Dirk Scheuvens (1) & Rainer Petschick (3)
Technical University of Darmstadt, Material and Geosciences, Institute of Applied Geosciences, Darmstadt, Germany (1); Faculty of Petroleum, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, Karamay, Xinjiang, China (2); Faculty of Geosciences/ Geography, Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany (3)
Event: Abstract GeoUtrecht2020
The post-Variscan nonconformity formed due to the denudation of the Variscan orogen which had taken place between Devonian and early Permian. The widespread post-Variscan nonconformity in central Europe represents an important first-order bounding surface. In this study, the petrological, mineralogical, and geochemical features of the Paleozoic basement, the overlying volcanic and sedimentary rocks from the drill core GA1 on the Sprendlinger Horst, Germany are analyzed by polarizing microscope, SEM (scanning electron microscope), XRD, XRF and ICP-MS.