Elleboog Formation

Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1994).
Lithological description

Sequence of alternating claystones, sandstones and minor amounts of coal, with a few calcareous or dolomitic intercalations. The amount of sandstone tends to increase westward.

Depositional setting

Paralic and fluvial setting. In places a fluvial regime prevailed.

Definition of lower boundary

Placed at the top of the uppermost carbonate bed of the underlying Cementstone Formation.

Definition of upper boundary

Placed at the base of the lowermost limestone bed of the overlying Yoredale Formation.

Thickness indication
Up to 184 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Fell Sandstone Formation & Scremerston Formation (Cameron 1993); GER: -; BEL: -.
early Visean - middle Visean.
Depth (thickness) AH:
2356 - 2547 m (191 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
2134 - 2318 m (184 m)
Origin of name
Named after the Dutch name for the Elbow Spit, a shoal in the central North Sea.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Tom van Hoof (2017).
Cameron, T.D.J. 1993. Carboniferous and Devonian of the Southern North Sea. ln: Knox. R.W.0'8. & Cordey, W.G. (eds.) Lithostratigraphic nomenclature of the UK North Sea 5, British Geological Survey, Nottingham, 94 p.
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1994. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands; revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section B, Devonian and Dinantian. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-20.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Elleboog Formation. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/elleboog-formation.