Facies Types in Devonian Back-Reef Limestones in the Eastern Rhenish Schiefergebirge

  • Wolfgang Krebs


A study is made of back-reef limestones of Devonian “Massenkalk” in four areas of the eastern Rhenish Schiefergebirge (Dill area, Sauerland, Bergisches Land). The back-reef facies can be divided into eleven subfacies types. Five types belong to the intertidal-, six types to the subtidal facies. The individual subfacies types are characterized by a definite fauna and flora, allochems and matrixes, grain size, colour, bedding, and energy environment. Deformation, recrystallization, and dolomitization have altered the original composition and structure, particularly in the micrite-rich limestones.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Krebs
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  1. 1.Geologisch-Paläontologisches InstitutTechnische Hochschule DarmstadtGermany

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