main Epen member

Informal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1995).
Lithological description

Claystone. All deposits that belong to the Epen Formation, but are not attributed to either the Ubachsberg Member or the Geverik Member, can be referred to as the informal main Epen member. Where the Epen Formation is split in two by an intercalated Ubachsberg Member, the interval underlying the Ubachsberg Member is also called main Epen member.

Depositional setting

Cyclic repeated delta progradation into a predominantly lacustrine basin.

Serpukhovian - Bashkirian.
Reviewed by (date)
Geert-Jan Vis (2019).
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1995. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands, revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section C, Silesian. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-40.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). main Epen member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from