Type locality of the Mutne Sandstone Member of the Jaworzynka Formation, Western Outer Carpathians, Poland

Marek Cieszkowski, Jan Golonka, Anna Waśkowska-Oliwa, Rafał Chodyń


Locus typicus ogniwa piaskowców z Mutnego formacji z Jaworzynki w Polskich Karpatach zewnętrznych

The Mutne Sandstone Member occurs within the Jaworzynka Formation of the Magura Nappe depo- sits, typical for the western marginal Siary subunit. In the area north of Jeleśnia it is represented by the thick sand- stone complex. Typical and complete profile of this division is located in Mutne village next to Jeleśnia, on the slope of Janikowa Grapa Mt. This locality represents the type section for the Mutne Sandstone Member, while three others: Jaworzynka, Rychwałdek and Kuków-Rzyczki serve as reference sections. The age of the Mutne Sandstone Member was determined as Maastrichtian-Palaeocene; but only Maastrichtian is documented by foraminiferal assemblages. The Palaeocene age comes however from the superposition of this lithosom within the Magura Nappe profile. The Campanian/Maastrichtian-Palaeocene complex of Siary Subunit deposits provides the perfect example for application of supersequences to the Western Flysch Carpathian basin. It fits the Upper Zuni IV supersequence and global time slice. The Mutne type locality is also a prime geotourist attraction and object of inanimated nature proposed for protection.

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