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Zechstein  n.  (Geol.) The upper division of the Permian (Dyas) of Europe. The prevailing rock is a magnesian limestone.

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... lower, and Ganoids (Pteraspis) in the upper Silurian. During the Devonian period the "old red sandstone" was formed; during the Carboniferous period were deposited the vast coal-measures that yield us our chief combustive material; in the Permian (or the Dyas), in fine, the new red sandstone, the Zechstein (magnesian limestone), and the Kupferschiefer (marl-slate) were formed. The collective depth of these strata is put at 40,000 to 45,000 feet. In any case, the paleozoic age, taken as a whole, was much shorter than the preceding and much longer ...
— The Evolution of Man, V.2 • Ernst Haeckel

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