|Synonyms:||Silex Crétacé supérieur Est - Sénonien (Campanien)|
|Material (geologic):||Campanian (Late Cretaceous) flint from Miocene deposits.|
Foto: Jehanne Féblot-Augustins, 2005.
|Mode of occurrence:||Small fragments of blocks.|
|Cortex:||Worn, thin, grey-brown, transition sharp.|
|Colour:||Pale brown to light yellowish brown (10YR 6/3.5).|
|Pattern:||Slightly flecked (recrystallization haloes).|
|Appearance:||Homogeneous material with a medium lustre, semi-opaque, moderately smooth, medium-grained.|
|Structure:||Fluidal arrangement of grains.|
|Grains:||15 %, pale, subangular with high (160 µ) to low sphericity (sponge spicules, 5-700 µ).|
|Grain composition:||Numerous small globose foraminifera, very numerous monaxon and triaxon sponge spicules, often surrounded by recrystallization haloes; frequent iron oxides.|
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|Locality:||Villes / En Lachat, France, Ain department|
|Synonyms:||Sampling site Bugey 49 after Féblot-Augustins|
|Geographical description:||The source is located in some fields, under a kilometre away in a northwesterly direction from the hamlet/village of Villes, some eight kilometres SW of Bellegarde-sur-Valserine.|
(Lambert zone II, NTF)
This corresponds roughly with
The coordinates given were taken from a large-scale map, and are within approx. 50 metres of the actual spot.
The latitude/longitude coordinates are a direct transformation of these data on WGS84 and are accurate to the same level; the 1-second precision is given to prevent any rounding-errors.
The location can be found on the 1:25 000 topographical map sheet 3329 W of the French Institut Géographique National.
According to the geological map, the substrate belongs to the Early to Middle Miocene (without distinction between Burdigalian and Helvetian), unit m1b-2a.
Map of all sampled localities of Late Cretaceous flint in the Bugey (PDF, 54 KB, opens in new window).
|Type of source:||Secondary. Redeposited Campanian flint from Miocene sediments.|
|Other types of flint:||The flint here constitutes quite a mixed lot, with predominantly Late Cretaceous material like CE1a, CE1b, CE1c, CE2, CE4a, CE4b, and CE5, but also Hauterivian (Early Cretaceous) material of the Ht3-type.|
Foto: Jehanne Féblot-Augustins, 2005
|Last modified on:
November 15, 2005
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