(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Stratigraphy and chronology of Late Quaternary floodplain sediments in a historic mining area, Vils River valley, East Bavaria, Germany

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RAAB T. (1) ; HÜRKAMP K. (2) ; VÖLKEL J. (2) ;
(1) Brandenburg Univ. of Technology, Fac. of Environmental Sciences and Process Engineering, Chair of Geopedology and Landscape Development, Cottbus, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Technische Univ. München, Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan Research Dep. Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Dep. of Geomorphology and Soil Science, Freising, ALLEMAGNE


Analysis of percussion drillings and a long excavated section provide new information on the Late Quaternary to Late Holocene floodplain evolution from the most important Central European iron-mining region of the 15th century. The generalized sequence of the Vils River floodplain is built of 5 units representing facies of different genesis (rock/saprolite, gravel, sand, loam, peat) that are identified by physical, chemical, and mineralogical parameters (grain size, clast shape, and content, TOC, bulk mineralogy). Along the valley, different units/facies are found at the Upper Vils River and at the Lower Vils River. Age determinations show increasing accumulation of flood loam in the last millennium. The data correlate with the beginning of mining at the Vils River and hence suggest a causal connection with mining activities in the catchment (both on the slopes and in the floodplain) with intense deposition of flood loams


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 31, no4 [pp. 357-384]

Bibliographic references : 5,5 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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