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grès à roseaux

English translation: reed sandstone

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French term or phrase:grès à roseaux
English translation:reed sandstone
Entered by: Catharine Cellier-Smart
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07:10 Dec 1, 2010
French to English translations [PRO]
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French term or phrase: grès à roseaux
legend of a geological map:
grès à roseaux du Keuper inférieur
Neydou
France
Local time: 04:19
reed sandstone
Explanation:
"The term "Schilfsandstein" (reed sandstone) was invented in 1827 by Georg Friedrich Jäger for the fossiliferous ashlar sandstone of Stuttgart (now "Stuttgart Formation"). He coined this term with reference to the most ubiquitous plant fossil of this sandstone, which he mistook as an extinct kind of reed ("Calamites arenaceus"). Only a few years later, Heinrich Georg Bronn recognized the reed-like fossils to be shoots of a giant horsetail; today their correct name is Equisetites arenaceus (Jäger) Schenk. For some years, the new name "Schilfsandstein" was met with reservation by other geologists; yet, a few decades later, it gained overall acceptance. Today, the lateral equivalents of this formation are called "reed sandstone" even in neighbouring France ("grès à roseaux") and Poland ("piaskowiec trzcinowy"). "
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/schweiz/zdgg/2008/0000...


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Note added at 12 mins (2010-12-01 07:23:09 GMT)
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"The lithology, charophyte-ostracod association and plant fragments attest that sediments at Krasiejów could have developed in the Late Keuper during deposi- tion of the highest part of the Reed Sandstone and/or Upper Gypsum Beds."
http://www.geo.uw.edu.pl/agp/table/pdf/55-3/zaton.pdf page 284
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Local time: 07:19
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reed sandstone


Explanation:
"The term "Schilfsandstein" (reed sandstone) was invented in 1827 by Georg Friedrich Jäger for the fossiliferous ashlar sandstone of Stuttgart (now "Stuttgart Formation"). He coined this term with reference to the most ubiquitous plant fossil of this sandstone, which he mistook as an extinct kind of reed ("Calamites arenaceus"). Only a few years later, Heinrich Georg Bronn recognized the reed-like fossils to be shoots of a giant horsetail; today their correct name is Equisetites arenaceus (Jäger) Schenk. For some years, the new name "Schilfsandstein" was met with reservation by other geologists; yet, a few decades later, it gained overall acceptance. Today, the lateral equivalents of this formation are called "reed sandstone" even in neighbouring France ("grès à roseaux") and Poland ("piaskowiec trzcinowy"). "
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/schweiz/zdgg/2008/0000...


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Note added at 12 mins (2010-12-01 07:23:09 GMT)
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"The lithology, charophyte-ostracod association and plant fragments attest that sediments at Krasiejów could have developed in the Late Keuper during deposi- tion of the highest part of the Reed Sandstone and/or Upper Gypsum Beds."
http://www.geo.uw.edu.pl/agp/table/pdf/55-3/zaton.pdf page 284

Catharine Cellier-Smart
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Local time: 07:19
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agree  cc in nyc: Another reference: "Le dépôt du « Schilfsandstein » (grès à roseaux) correspond à une période de retrait de la mer pendant laquelle..." (http://www.archive.org/stream/annuairegologiq09unkngoog/annu...
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