Heavy minerals in the key Late Pleistocene loess-palaeosol section at Kolodiiv (East Carpathian Foreland, Ukraine)

Roman Racinowski


Successions of loess and other deposits in the Kolodiiv profile, formed during the Eemian Interglacial and Vistulian Glacial (OIS 5-2), are characterized using the results of heavy mineral analysis. Weathered local carbonate rocks and fluvial deposits (Wartanian Glacial, OIS 6) are used for comparison. It was found that the content of minerals derived from weathered and redeposited Carpathian Flysch increases from bottom to top of the profile. The entire loess succession accumulated under similar lithodynamic conditions and the palaeosols are of similar character.


Ukraine; Late Pleistocene; loess; palaeosols; heavy minerals

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