This page authored by Steve Kershaw

This page gives details of laminated limestones from the Bükk Mountains of northern Hungary, located in the northern margin of the Pannonian Basin. The Permian-Triassic boundary succession is interpreted as mid-outer ramp setting, with the deepest water  for post-extinction microbialites.

In fact there is not much microbialite present in these sediments, and the microbial fabrics do not show a clear appearance of microbia. Thus these sites are regarded as representing microbialites at the deepest end of the environmental range of microbialite growth after the end-Permian extinction.


Go to Microbialite Atlas Contents PageGA3_Microb_Contents.htmlGA3_Microb_Contents.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0
Go to PTB map pageGA5_P-T_Boundary.htmlGA5_P-T_Boundary.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0
Go to Balvany NorthGA41_Hungary_Balv_N.html
Go to GerennavarGA43_Hungary_Geren..html
Go to Balvany EastGA42_Hungary_Balv_E.html


Work on the Bükk Mountains Permian-Triassic boundary rocks and microbialites is principally by Janos Haas and Kinga Hips, who are kindly thanked for hosting Sylvie Crasquin, Pierre-Yves Collin, Marie-Beatrice Forel and Steve Kershaw on a field visit in 2009. Images on these pages arise from that visit. The palinka and the honey will never be forgotten.