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Geology of Sylt. MarMic October 2004. Relevant Gelogical Ages at Sylt Holocene - Miocene. Holocene 10.000- present Pleistocene1.8 Mio-10.000 B.P. Weichsel (glacial)115.000- 10.000 B.P. Eem (interglacial)128.000-115.000 Saale (glacial)128.000-347.000

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Geology of sylt

Geology of Sylt

MarMic

October 2004


Relevant gelogical ages at sylt holocene miocene

Relevant Gelogical Ages at Sylt Holocene - Miocene

  • Holocene 10.000- present

  • Pleistocene1.8 Mio-10.000 B.P.

    • Weichsel (glacial)115.000- 10.000 B.P.

    • Eem (interglacial)128.000-115.000

    • Saale (glacial)128.000-347.000

    • Holstein (interglacial) 347.000-370.000

    • Elster (Glacial) 370.000-475.00

  • Pliocene1.8 Mio-5 Mio

  • Miocene5 Mio-24 Mio


Geological map of sylt

Geological Map of Sylt

Pliocene

Miocene


Reconstruction of the geological history

Reconstruction of the geological history

  • Deposition of Miocene Clays (warm conditions

  • Slow uplift (Salt domes?), shallower conditions with deposition of coastal (sandy) facies: Pliocene Limonite

  • Deposition of riverine sediments from a large river system in the baltic region (Pliocene Kaolin sand)

  • Ice ages

    • Some Elster Deposits

    • Large Saale Deposits

    • Erosion during the Eem Interglacial leaving some outcrops

    • No deposits during the Weichsel Ice Age

    • Recent sea level rice, formation of the Wadden Sea and barrier Islands


Glaciation during pleistocene

Glaciation during Pleistocene


Glaciation during pleistocene1

Glaciation during Pleistocene


Pleistocene deposits

Pleistocene deposits


Eemian deposits

Eemian deposits


Geological map of sylt1

Geological Map of Sylt


Morsum kliff

Morsum Kliff

  • Recent Dune formation

  • Solifluction of Boulder Clay (Weichsel)

  • Boulder Clay (Saale)

  • Kaolin Sand (Pliocene)

  • Limonite Sandstone (Pliocene)

  • Clay (upper Miocene/lower Pliocene)


Ice saale foulds miocene and pliocene deposits

Ice (Saale) foulds Miocene and Pliocene deposits

Kaolin Sand

Limonite Sand

Miocene Clay


Morsum kliff1

Morsum Kliff


The extent of the shoals under the wadden sea

The extent of the shoals under the Wadden Sea


Recent development of sylt 14th c

Recent Development of Sylt (14th C.)


Middle ages large floods

Middle Ages: Large floods


Development of sylt 1648

Development of Sylt (~1648)


Development of northern sylt listland 14th century

Development of Northern Sylt(Listland, 14th century)


Development of northern sylt listland

Development of Northern Sylt(Listland)


Development of northern sylt listland1

Development of Northern Sylt(Listland)


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