Zechstein Limestone Ca1-c Zaciszowice IG1 borehole Kielce (Permian to of Poland)

Where: Poland (50.8° N, 20.7° E: paleocoordinates 17.7° N, 28.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Zechstein Limestone Formation (Werra Group), Wuchiapingian to Wuchiapingian (259.9 - 252.2 Ma)

• The following lithological complexes are currently distinguished within the Zechstein on the so-called "near" Permian-Mesozoic edge of the Holy Cross Paleozoic core: Zechstein Limestone (Ca1) locally underlaying by the Copper-Bearing Shale (in German Kupfer schiefer; T1), Lower Anhydrite (Ald) in some sections, Terrigenious Series (T1r) and Upper Anhydrite (A1g) which all form the Werra Cycle (PZ1); the Strassfort Cycle (PZ2) is developed as the Terrigenous Series (T2r), the Grey Pelite (T3), Platy Dolomite (Ca3) and only locally Main Anhydrite (A3) represents the Leine Cycle (PZ3). The uppermost Zechstein deposits consist of the Top Terrigenous Series (Pzt).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; ooidal, silty limestone and dolomite

• The Holy Cross Mountains belonged to the costal zone of he Germanic basin during the Late Permian and Upper Triassic. Therefore some members of the Zechstein and Buntsandstein lithological sections are missing or reduced in comparison to the deeper part of the basin.
• In text: micritic, oolitic limestones and dolomites and marls. In log: limestones and oolithic limestones, silty limestones or dolomites

Size class: microfossils

Preservation: original sporopollenin

Collection methods: core, chemical, mechanical,

Primary reference: R. Potonie and W. Klaus. 1954. Einige Sporengattungen des alpinen Salzgebirges. Geologisches Jahrbuch, Hannover 68:517-546 [C. Looy/C. Looy/C. Looy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26103: authorized by Cindy Looy, entered by Cindy Looy on 04.10.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
Platysaccus niger
Maedler 1964
Platysaccus sp. Biard 1963
Cycadopites coxxi
Visscher 1966
Laevigatosporites sp. Ibrahim 1933
Klausipollenites schaubergeri
Potonie and Klaus 1954
Klausipollenites sp. Jansonius 1962
 Life -
Acritarcha indet. Evitt 1963 acritarcs
Veryhachium sp. Deunff 1954 acritarcs
 Gymnospermophyta -
Falcisporites zapfei
(Potonie and Klaus) Leschik 1955
Vitreisporites sp. Leschik 1955
Baltisphaeridium sp. Eisenack 1958