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3.1.3. Lixhe Formation - Lx


Authors: Gullentops & Paulissen, herein.

Description: Largely developed high terraces with thick gravel deposits with around 50% of new Ardennes material. Some Members are very coarse indicating much higher discharge due to melt-water run-off in colder conditions on a rising Ardennes plateau. Reddish brown weathering colours. From Liège the new direction to the NNE causes deposition of gravel fans in Dutch Limburg.

Stratotype: Lixhe chalk quarry, capped by thick terrace gravel.

Area: Lower Meuse Valley.

Age: Lower Pleistocene, mostly estimated pre-Jaramillo.