middle Solling Sandstone member

Code
RNSOM
Status
Informal (Geluk 2005; De Jager 2012).
Lithological description

Massive clean sandstone. Where the sandstone is thickest, a well-correlatable shale layer occurs in the middle of the sand package.

Depositional setting

Aeolian. Shale layer accumulated in a lacustrine setting.

Definition of lower boundary

Sharp contact with underlying claystone.

Definition of upper boundary

Sharp contact with overlying red claystone.

Thickness indication
Extremely variable thickness: 5 - 165 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
Only found in the Netherlands.
Age
Lower Triassic.
Holostratotype
Depth (thickness) AH:
3032 - 3102 AH (70 m)
Comments:
Informal, proposed by Geluk (2005).
Origin of name
Name derived from the German stratigraphic nomenclature.
Previous name(s)
Solling Fat Sand.
Reviewed by (date)
Mark Geluk, Johan ten Veen, Geert-Jan Vis (2017).
References
De Jager, J. 2012. The discovery of the Fat Sand Play (Solling Formation, Triassic), Northern Dutch offshore – a case of serendipity. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 91, 609-619. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016774600000408
Geluk, M.C. 2005. Stratigraphy and tectonics of Permo-Triassic basins in the Netherlands and surrounding areas. PhD Thesis, Utrecht University, 171 p.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). middle Solling Sandstone member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/middle-solling-sandstone-member.