Zechstein


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Zechstein

[′zek‚shtīn]
(geology)
A European series of geologic time, especially in Germany: Upper Permian (above Rothliegende).

Zechstein

 

(or Thuringian), the name given to the Upper Permian in Central Europe—in the German Democratic Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, and Poland (seePERMIAN SYSTEM (PERIOD)). The Zechstein is represented by limestones and dolomites, with marine fauna in the lower part and salt-bearing deposits in the upper part. An ore horizon of cambric schists occurs at the base of the cross section. The carbonate deposits of the Zechstein are linked to a late Permian transgression from the Arctic Basin and correspond in age to the Ufimian and Kazanian stages. The Upper (salt-bearing) Zechstein corresponds to the Tatarian stage in the European USSR. Zechstein-type marine deposits of the Upper Permian are also developed in Great Britain, the Netherlands, and the USSR (the Baltic Region and Byelorussia).

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Then water from the surrounding ocean flooded the desert to produce the shallow inland Zechstein Sea.
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Sometimes, thick Permian evaporitic sequences could be recognised, such as in the Zechstein sea (Langbein, 1987; Hryniv and Peryt, 2003), but their marine origin is clear and only some paralic facies could be considered as actual playas such as in the Late Permian of NE England (Turner and Smith, 1997).
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The faade is based on the regional zechstein of the historic town hall in terms of color and craftsmanship.
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When the Earth's ice caps melted as the climate warmed, the dune landscape of the Permian desert was rapidly flooded, with what is known as the Zechstein sea extending from the North East to Germany and Poland.