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  1. Investigations of tectonic features, such as faults, are important challenges for geologists and engineers. Although direct investigational methods, such as boreholes and trenches, have the potential to provid...

    Authors: Cyrill Baumann, Jan Burjánek, Clotaire Michel, Donat Fäh and Luis A. Dalguer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:155

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  2. This report of the Swiss Seismological Service summarizes the seismic activity in Switzerland and surrounding regions during 2012. During this period, 497 earthquakes and 88 quarry blasts were detected and loc...

    Authors: Tobias Diehl, Nicholas Deichmann, John Clinton, Stephan Husen, Toni Kraft, Katrin Plenkers, Benjamin Edwards, Carlo Cauzzi, Clotaire Michel, Philipp Kästli, Stefan Wiemer, Florian Haslinger, Donat Fäh, Urs Kradolfer and Jochen Woessner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:154

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  3. Re-evaluation of the river history, palaeosurface levels and exhumation history in northern Switzerland for the last 10 million years reveals that distinct morphotectonic events about 4.2 and 2.8 million years...

    Authors: Joachim Kuhlemann and Meinert Rahn

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:152

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  4. The small sandpit “Chrummorge” on the Lägern hill (N-Switzerland) was searched for small mammal fossils. Bone fragments and about 100 teeth were retrieved while screen-washing of about 300 kg of Late Oligocene...

    Authors: Thomas Bolliger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:148

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  5. New coelacanth material from the Middle Triassic Prosanto Formation of the Ducan and Landwasser area near Davos in eastern Switzerland, Canton Graubünden, is described. A sub-complete individual is visible in ...

    Authors: Lionel Cavin, Heinz Furrer and Christian Obrist

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:143

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  6. Dans le cadre d’un récent levé détaillé de la carte géologique du Salève, de nouveaux affleurements de Molasse rouge auct. (Marnes et Grès bariolés) ont été découverts sur le versant NW du Petit Salève et sur le ...

    Authors: Bruno Mastrangelo, Jean Charollais, Roland Wernli and Jacques Metzger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:136

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  7. Seven hitherto unpublished Dorcatherium guntianum teeth from the Early Miocene of Germany are described. Morphology and size of the teeth are documented in detail and taxonomic affiliation is assessed based on co...

    Authors: Gertrud E. Rössner and Kurt Heissig

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:132

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  8. The fossil skeletal record of birds from the Cenozoic of Switzerland is rather poor, despite the fact that avian tracks have been described from twenty tracksites. We review the Swiss fossil skeletal avifauna ...

    Authors: V. L. De Pietri, C. Mourer-Chauviré, U. Menkveld-Gfeller, C. A. Meyer and L. Costeur

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:127

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  9. A partial cranium of a very large anthracothere was unearthed during a palaeontological excavation at Saint-Antoine-de-Ficalba (Lot-et-Garonne, France; Early Miocene, ~18–17.0 Ma). The new material, referred t...

    Authors: Maeva J. Orliac, Pierre-Olivier Antoine, Anne-Lise Charruault, Sophie Hervet, Frédéric Prodeo and Francis Duranthon

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:121

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  10. The study area in southeastern Slovenia is part of the transitional zone between the internal and the external Dinarides. Within Jurassic bedded cherts there are up to 2 cm thick shale intercalations, consisti...

    Authors: Simona Skobe, Špela Goričan, Dragomir Skaberne, Tomaž Verbič, Miha Mišič and Nina Zupančič

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:147

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  11. Chemistry of detrital garnets, chrome spinels and tourmalines of 30 selected samples in combination with the general heavy mineral distribution from 523 sandstone samples of the Upper Cretaceous to Eocene Gosa...

    Authors: Gerald Stern and Michael Wagreich

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:150

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  12. We present a tectonic map of the Tauern Window and surrounding units (Eastern Alps, Austria), combined with a series of crustal-scale cross-sections parallel and perpendicular to the Alpine orogen. This compil...

    Authors: Stefan M. Schmid, Andreas Scharf, Mark R. Handy and Claudio L. Rosenberg

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:123

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  13. We describe field occurrences of sapphirine-bearing granulites, charnockites and migmatites in the Gruf complex, Central Alps and present a new geological map and a structural analysis of the entire Gruf compl...

    Authors: Andrea Galli, Benjamin Le Bayon, Max W. Schmidt, Jean-Pierre Burg and Eric Reusser

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:120

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  14. The Lepontine dome represents a unique region in the arc of the Central and Western Alps, where complex fold structures of upper amphibolite facies grade of the deepest stage of the orogenic belt are exposed i...

    Authors: Albrecht Steck, Franco Della Torre, Franz Keller, Hans-Rudolf Pfeifer, Johannes Hunziker and Henri Masson

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:135

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  15. The Bathonian crinoid fauna that occurs in red nodular limestone and argillaceous limestones from the Hidas Valley, Mecsek Mts (southern Hungary) consists of three isocrinid and six cyrtocrinid species. Isocri...

    Authors: Krystian Konieczyński, Andrzej Pisera, Maria Aleksandra Bitner and Andras Galácz

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:128

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  16. The structural and sedimentological study of fault-propagation folds in Southern Tunisia highlights a special geometry of the growth strata (strata deposited simultaneously with the formation or growth of a fo...

    Authors: Riadh Ahmadi, Eric Mercier and Jamel Ouali

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:122

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  17. In the Western Alps, the Piemont-Ligurian oceanic domain records blueschist to eclogite metamorphic conditions during the Alpine orogeny. This domain is classically divided into two “zones” (Combin and Zermatt...

    Authors: François Negro, Romain Bousquet, Flurin Vils, Clara-Marine Pellet and Jeanette Hänggi-Schaub

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2013 106:119

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  18. The space/time evolution of the Umbria-Romagna-Marche domains of the northern Apennine Miocene foredeep is proposed. In this period, the turbidite siliciclastic sedimentation is represented mainly by the Mioce...

    Authors: Francesco Guerrera, Mario Tramontana, Ugo Donatelli and Francisco Serrano

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:118

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  19. Conodonts and re-deposited shallow-water benthic foraminifera co-occur in the Upper Norian-Rhaetian Slatnik Formation of the Slovenian Basin (Southern Alps). The Mt. Kobla and Mt. Slatnik sections were investi...

    Authors: Luka Gale, Tea Kolar-Jurkovšek, Andrej Šmuc and Boštjan Rožič

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:117

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  20. Low-temperature metamorphic petrology occupies the P–T field between sedimentary and metamorphic petrology. Two important pillars of low-temperature metamorphism are coal petrology and clay mineralogy. When lo...

    Authors: Rafael Ferreiro Mählmann, Ömer Bozkaya, Sébastien Potel, Ronan Le Bayon, Branimir Šegvić and Fernando Nieto

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:115

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  21. This report of the Swiss Seismological Service summarizes the seismic activity in Switzerland and surrounding regions during 2011. During this period, 522 earthquakes and 92 quarry blasts were detected and loc...

    Authors: Nicholas Deichmann, John Clinton, Stephan Husen, Benjamin Edwards, Florian Haslinger, Donat Fäh, Domenico Giardini, Philipp Kästli, Urs Kradolfer and Stefan Wiemer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:116

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  22. A new mammal fauna from the earliest Eocene of Le Clot (Corbières, Southern France) is described. Some taxa identified there, such as Corbarimys hottingeri and Paschatherium plaziati, allow a correlation with the...

    Authors: Bernard Marandat, Sylvain Adnet, Laurent Marivaux, Alain Martinez, Monique Vianey-Liaud and Rodolphe Tabuce

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:113

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  23. In the area of Arosa–Davos–Klosters (Eastern Switzerland) the different tectonic elements of the Arosa zone mélange e.g. the Austroalpine fragments, the sedimentary cover of South Penninic ophiolite fragments,...

    Authors: Rafael Ferreiro Mählmann and Matthias Giger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:103

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  24. Little is known about the Early Pleistocene landscape and glacial history of the Swiss Alps, largely because of the scarcity of sediments dating from that period. Here we investigate high-altitude, presumably ...

    Authors: Christian Gnägi and Christian Schlüchter

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:111

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  25. A multiple inter-laboratory calibration with illite Kübler–Frey–Kisch “crystallinity” index and related standards is presented and compared with CIS standards used in the last two decades in very low-grade met...

    Authors: Rafael Ferreiro Mählmann and Martin Frey

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:110

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  26. The Istanbul Terrane along the Black Sea coast in NW Anatolia, is a Gondwana-derived continental microplate, comprising a well-developed Paleozoic succession. Petrographic and X-ray diffraction studies were pe...

    Authors: Ömer Bozkaya, Hüseyin Yalçın and Mehmet Cemal Göncüoğlu

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:108

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  27. Seismic hazard assessment of active faults in slow orogenic domains is a challenging issue. In this paper we present a multi-disciplinary approach based on a Digital Elevation Model (DEM), 3D-geological modell...

    Authors: Victorien Bauve, Yann Rolland, Guillaume Sanchez, Gérard Giannerini, Dimitri Schreiber, Michel Corsini, Jean-Louis Perez and Adrien Romagny

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:106

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  28. Scarce basin remnants of Cretaceous synorogenic sediments exposed in the Medvednica, Ivanščica, Žumberak Mts. and Samobor Hills of northern Croatia record the early orogenic history of the NW Dinarides. The pr...

    Authors: Borna Lužar-Oberiter, Tamás Mikes, István Dunkl, Ljubomir Babić and Hilmar von Eynatten

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:107

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  29. The metamorphic grade from the para-autochtonous cover of the Pelvoux massif (PM, western Alp, France) was investigated in Priabonian metamarls, through mineral assemblages, simultaneous measurements of illite...

    Authors: Sébastien Potel and Ghislain Trullenque

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:102

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  30. Thrusting fault zone in foreland basins are characterized by highly foliated zones generally enriched in phyllosilicates which can play a major role on the mechanical behaviour of the fault. In this context, i...

    Authors: Martine D. Buatier, Brice Lacroix, Pierre Labaume, Virginie Moutarlier, Delphine Charpentier, Jean Pierre Sizun and Anna Travé

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:98

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  31. This study uses clay mineral assemblages, illite “crystallinity” (IC), chlorite “crystallinity” (CC), illite polytypes, the b cell-dimension of K-white mica, mineral geothermo-geobarometers and homogenization tem...

    Authors: Hejing Wang, Yongsheng Ma, Jian Zhou and Tingjing Xu

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:105

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  32. Three monazite generations were observed in garnet-bearing micaschists from the Schobergruppe in the basement to the south of the Tauern Window, Eastern Alps. Low-Y monazite of Variscan age (321 ± 14 Ma) and h...

    Authors: Erwin Krenn, Bernhard Schulz and Fritz Finger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:104

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  33. The Restefond fault, located in the Late Eocene-Early Oligocene Alpine foreland basin, affects the well lithified and low porosity Grès d’Annot. The fault core zone is characterized by the occurrence of highly...

    Authors: Henri Leclère, Martine Buatier, Delphine Charpentier, Jean-Pierre Sizun, Pierre Labaume and Thibault Cavailhes

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:99

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  34. Frequently, at temperatures lower than the metamorphic peak conditions, slates undergo mineral transformations, usually mediated by fluids. We have studied core material of an epizonal slate series (Szendrő Mo...

    Authors: Péter Árkai, Isabel Abad, Fernando Nieto, Tibor Németh, Péter Horváth, Viktória K. Kis, Katalin Judik and Juan Jiménez-Millán

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:97

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  35. The Lower Silurian—Lower Devonian Arisaig Group (Antigonish Highlands) in the Canadian Appalachians is a sequence of shallow marine strata deposited after the accretion of Avalonia to Baltica during the closur...

    Authors: Isabel Abad, Fernando Nieto, Gabriel Gutiérrez-Alonso, J. Brendan Murphy, James A. Braid and Alejandro B. Rodríguez-Navarro

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:96

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  36. In recent years the upper Rhone Valley has been one of the most intensively investigated regions by the Swiss Seismological Service. The high seismicity in the region encourages research in the seismological f...

    Authors: Stefan Fritsche, Donat Fäh and Gabriela Schwarz-Zanetti

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:95

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  37. New biostratigraphic data significantly improve the age assignment of the Ladinian succession of Monte San Giorgio (UNESCO World Heritage List site, Southern Alps, Switzerland), whose world-famous fossil marin...

    Authors: Rudolf Stockar, Peter O. Baumgartner and Daniel Condon

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:93

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  38. The Canavese Line in the Western Alps represents the position in the Alpine chain, where alkaline and calc-alkaline magmatism occur in close spatial and temporal association. In addition to available data on t...

    Authors: Alfons Berger, Tonny B. Thomsen, Maria Ovtcharova, Notburga Kapferer and Ivan Mercolli

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:91

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  39. An incomplete skull (SMNS 12352) from the Norian (Late Triassic), found at the same locality (Pfaffenhofen, Germany) as Procompsognathus triassicus, has previously been attributed to either a theropod or a crocod...

    Authors: Fabien Knoll and Klaus Rohrberg

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:94

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  40. The high-pressure metamorphic rocks of the Sesia–Lanzo zone are partly covered by a volcano-sedimentary unit, the Biella Volcanic Suite. Calc-alkaline and shoshonitic lavas extruded sub-aerially on the Oligoce...

    Authors: Notburga Kapferer, Ivan Mercolli, Alfons Berger, Maria Ovtcharova and Bernhard Fügenschuh

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:92

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  41. For the first time in the Western Alps, radiolarite pebbles collected from Tertiary foreland molasse conglomerates are treated for microfossil extraction and dated. Among forty pebbles collected in the field, ...

    Authors: Fabrice Cordey, Pierre Tricart, Stéphane Guillot and Stéphane Schwartz

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:90

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  42. The lateral continuity of the E–W trending thrust sheets developed within the Lower to Middle Triassic cover of the central Southern Alps (Orobic belt) is disturbed by the occurrence of several N–S trending tr...

    Authors: Andrea Zanchi, Paolo D’Adda, Stefano Zanchetta and Fabrizio Berra

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:89

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  43. The re-discovery of nine petrographic slides from the late 19th century at the palaeontological collections of the University of Zurich, showing thin-sectioned ichthyosaur teeth, revealed these slides be the o...

    Authors: Torsten M. Scheyer and Markus Moser

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104(Suppl 1):76

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 104 Supplement 1

  44. In contrast to Solnhofen-type conservation Lagerstätten, the platy limestones of the Benkovac Stone of the Eocene of Croatia contains a variety of trace fossils. They belong to the Nereites ichnofacies, character...

    Authors: Adolf Seilacher and Erwin Mrinjek

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104(Suppl 1):51

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 104 Supplement 1