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6.3. Sautou Formation

6.3. Sautou Formation – SAU (old:Rv4)

 
Author: Beugnies, 1960.
 
Description: Thick beds of black pyritic quartzite of 5 to 10 m thick, separated by layers of coarse sandy and silty slate, or more rarely of graphitic fine slate or of chloritoid-bearing slate (Beugnies, 1960).
 
Stratotype: not yet defined; type area in the outcrops east and north of the Sautou castle, north-east of Bosseval, specially in the Terne de la Borne valley.
 
Area: Givonne Massif.
 
Thickness: 250 m (Beugnies, 1960).
 
Age: Unfossiliferous: undated till now.
 
(M. VANGUESTAINE)