upper Buchan member

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

White to reddish sandstones and red to red-brown and grey claystones and siltstones. Some disseminated anhydrite occurs.

Depositional setting

Fluvial setting.

Definition of lower boundary

Top of the Rhyolite Member.

Definition of upper boundary

The transition to the overlying unit (Tayport Formation) is probably gradual.

Thickness indication
About 70 m.
Geographical distribution
Used where the Rhyolite Member is identified.
Regional correlation
UK: Buchan Formation; GER: unknown; BEL: unknown.
Type section
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Origin of name
Named after the British offshore Buchan Field in the UK block 21/1, where these sandstones constitute the principal hydrocarbon reservoir.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Geert-Jan Vis (2019).
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]). upper Buchan member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/upper-buchan-member.