Evidence of Presence of the Eltville Tuff Layer in Dutsch and Belgian Limbourg and the Consequences for the Loess Stratigraphy

Erik Meijs, Herman Mücher, Gerard Ouwerkerk, Arie Romein & Henk Stoltenberg
At the beginning of 1979 a tephra layer was found for the first time in the loess deposits of Southern Limbourg, The Netherlands (Meijs 1980a). On the basis of its strati-graphical position, its macroscopic appearance and its mineralogical composition, this tephra layer was correlated with the Eltville tuff. In the present paper these arguments of correlation are treated more in detail and are supplemented by the results of micromorphological and x-ray diffraction analyses. The discovery...