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Karlby klint

Theme: Danian strata and boundary to Selandian  

Locality: Karlby klint
Description of a Danish GeoSite

Primary identification

1. GeoSite no.:
GS - 2-4.

2. National locality no.:
NGI - 38.

3. GeoSite name:
Karlby Klint.

4. Location:
Denmark; Djursland, Eastern Jutland.

5. Co-ordinates UTM:
System ED50 Zone 32, x=616177, y=6261601.

6. Type of locality:
Coastal cliff.

Primary geological features

7. Main topic:

8. Geo(morpho)logy:
Bedded greyish white bryozoan limestone with chalk matrix and occasional dark flints. Bedding is enhanced by the beds of flints and demonstrates quasicircular biohermal mounds that climb each other towards southeast.

9. Frame / context:

10. Chronostratigraphy:
Early Danian.

11. Primary value:
History of geology (a depositional interpretation of the bryozoan limestone is related to the locality.

12. Comparative evaluation:
The same stratigraphic interval and mounded depositional structure is demonstrated at the cliff of Stevns (GS - 2-1), which is part of the type area for the Danian period.

13. Comparable GeoSites:
In Denmark: Stevns Klint (GS - 2-1).
In Sweden: Limhamn Quarry.

Supplementary data in support of the locality

14. Delineation on a map:

15. Higth of the GeoSite:
Up to 12 m. a. msl.

16. Area of the GeoSite:
Ca. 0.1 km2.

17. Subordinate geological interests:

18. "Non"-geo interests: -

19. References:
Nielsen, E.B., 1973: Den lithologiske opbygning af karlby Klint. dansk geol. Foren., Årsskrift for 1972, 92-94.
Thomsen, E., 1973: Biofacies undersøgelser ved karlby Klint. Dansk geol. foren., Årsskrift for 1972, 95-99.
Thomsen, E., 1976: depositional environment and development of Danian bryozoan biomicrite mount (Karlby Klint, Denmark). Sedimentology 23, 485-509.

20. Data sources, collections:

21. Illustrations:

22. Proposers:
Surlyk F.

23. Description by:
Based on Thomsen, E. cited in Larsen, G. & Kronborg, C., 1994: Geologisk set, Det mellemste Jylland. Skov- og Naturstyrelsen og Geografforlaget, 272 pp.

24. Recommandation:
A Danish GeoSite.


26. Supplementary description:

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