Palaeomagnetism of Permo-Triassic red sandstones from the Northern Calcareous Alps

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H. Soffel


It is generally agreed (Gwinner, 1971) that the Northern Calcareous Alps (together with the Northern Grauwackenzone) rest allochthonously on top of a Penninic basement and have been transported into their present position from the South after Upper Eocene. Their complicated structure is characterized by a series of nappes of various lateral extensions and thicknesses. A sketch map of the Western part of the Northern Calcareous Alps (Fig. 1) shows the main nappes (after Gwinner, 1971).

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Soffel, H. (1978). Palaeomagnetism of Permo-Triassic red sandstones from the Northern Calcareous Alps. Journal of Geophysics, 45(1), 447-450. Retrieved from


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