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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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