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Zechstein

  1. (geology) A unit of sedimentary rock layers of Middle to Late Permian age located in the Permian Basin (Europe), corresponding to the Lopingian (epoch).
    • 2008, Tom McCann, The Geology of Central Europe: Precambrian and palaeozoic:
      Sedimentation rates in the Zechstein were variable. In general, during periods of carbonate and anhydrite deposition on the shelves, slow sedimentation rates characterized the sediment- starved basinal areas.

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