Buntsandstein magnetostratigraphy in Poland: new data from the Brześć Kujawski IG-1 borehole

Jerzy Nawrocki, Anna Becker


New magnetostratigraphic data from the Middle Buntsandstein section, drilled in the Brześć Kujawski IG-1 borehole (Central Poland), are presented and discussed. The chronostratigraphic positions of particular formations of the Buntsandstein are discussed as well. The magnetic polarity pattern obtained from the Brześć Kujawski IG-1 borehole matches the pattern obtained earlier in other boreholes from the Polish part of the Central European Basin. Although magnetostratigraphy and palynological evidence undoubtedly indicates that the Induan/Olenekian boundary in the Polish part of the CEB is located in the lower part of the Pomerania Formation, the placement of the Olenekian/Anisian boundary within the sedimentary sequences of the Central European Basin remains problematic. This boundary most probably is located within the upper part of the Upper Buntsandstein, as can be inferred from palynological studies.

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