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a unit of sedimentary rock layers of middle to late permian age located in the permian basin (europe), corresponding to the lopingian (epoch).

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  • in the upper permian practically all of north america was above sea level, and the continent was larger than at present. toward the close of the upper permian the greatest earth disturbance of the paleozoic era thrust up the appalachian mts. in europe, the upper permian was a period of more extensive marine invasion; the zechstein formation is predominantly limestone, though it includes rich deposits of copper, salt, gypsum, and potash. the upper permian beds of germany were long the chief source of the world's potash. factmonster.com

  • in the upper permian practically all of north america was above sea level, and the continent was larger than at present. toward the close of the upper permian the greatest earth disturbance of the paleozoic era thrust up the appalachian mts. in europe, the upper permian was a period of more extensive marine invasion; the zechstein formation is predominantly limestone, though it includes rich deposits of copper, salt, gypsum, and potash. the upper permian beds of germany were long the chief source of the world's potash. infoplease.com