Z3 Fringe Claystone Member

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

Red to brown claystones with silty and sandy intercalations.

Depositional setting

Basin fringe.

Definition of lower boundary

Top of the underlying Z3 Carbonate Member.

Definition of upper boundary

Base of the overlying Red Salt Clay Member.

Thickness indication
10 m along hole.
Geographical distribution
Limited mainly to the western offshore area.
Regional correlation
UK: not present; GER: not present; BEL: not present.
late Wuchiapingian.
Depth (thickness) AH:
1860 - 1870 m AH
Previous name(s)
Name derived from the German stratigraphic nomenclature, where it is applied to the third evaporite cycle of the Zechstein Group (Richter-Bernburg 1955).
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 D, Permian. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-42.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Z3 Fringe Claystone Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/z3-fringe-claystone-member.