Goudsberg Member

Formal (Kuyl 1975).
Lithological description

Clay, with thin intercalations of carbonaceous clay, lignites and clayey sands. At the top often a layer of flat, rounded flint pebbles occurs. Shells are generally common, in particular Cerithium. Grey, blue grey to green grey.

Depositional setting

Lagoonal, as indicated by foraminifera with markedly high abundance of Rotalia and Nonion species. Locally, coastal-plain environments occur.

Definition of lower boundary

Sharp and conformable contact with the Klimmen Member.

Definition of upper boundary

Unconformably overlain by the Vessem Member of the Rupel Formation.

Thickness indication
Up to 86 m (SM-36/B60D0429).
Geographical distribution
Restricted to southern Limburg.
Regional correlation
UK: no equivalent; GER: Tongeren Formation; BEL: Borgloon Formation (Marechal & Laga 1988).
early Rupelian.
Depth (thickness) AH:
9.5 - 23.7 m (14.2 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
14.1 - 21.4 m (7.3 m)
Origin of name
Named after the Goudsberg Hill, situated southwest of the village of Klimmen, near Voerendaal.
Previous name(s)
Cerithiumklei (Kuyl 1975).
Reviewed by (date)
Dirk Munsterman (2018).
Kuyl, O.S. 1975. Lithostratigrafie van de Mio-Oligocene afzettingen in Zuid-Limburg. In: Zagwijn, W.H., Van Staalduinen, C.J. (eds.), Toelichting bij geologische overzichtskaarten van Nederland. Rijks Geologische Dienst, Haarlem, 56-63.
Maréchal, R., Laga, P. (eds.) 1988. Voorstel lithostratigrafische indeling van het Paleogeen - Nationale Commissies voor Stratigrafie. Commissie: Tertiair, Belgische Geologische Dienst, Brussel, 208 p.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Goudsberg Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/goudsberg-member.