Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Abstract (EDOC: 8003)
Low grade metasediments from the Greiz area, northern Vogtland region (Saxo-Thuringia, Germany), were investigated by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and by palynological standard preparation to resolve a complicated tectonostratigraphic situation. The geochemical signature from the lowermost section of the phyllite complex from the core of the Berga Anticline is characteristic of sediments from Neoproterozoic to Early/Middle Cambrian age, compared to chronostratigraphically dated units of Saxo-Thuringia. The upper part of the phyllite complex can be correlated with the Cambro-Ordovician Goldisthal Formation of the Schwarzburg Anticline. The allochthonous Lower Carboniferous metasediments from the Mehltheuer and Elsterberg groups are deposits of a passive margin setting with a more mafic provenance. Furthermore, Lower Ordovician acritarchs are described for the first time from the northern Vogtland Syncline.
(2005): Geochemistry and palynology of meta-sediments from the phyllite complex in the Greiz area (Saxo-Thuringia, Germany). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 237, 3, 423-452.