Muschelkalk Evaporite Member

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

Halite, thin successions of anhydrite. In the southwestern part of the Netherlands, dolomites are found locally.

Depositional setting

Marginal marine evaporitic basin.

Definition of lower boundary

Not yet defined.

Definition of upper boundary

Not yet defined.

Thickness indication
Up to 50 m. In the Dutch Central Graben and the Ems Low, up to 284 m (F18-01) of halite can occur locally.
Geographical distribution
Not yet defined.
Regional correlation
UK: Muschelkalk Halite Member; GER: Middle Muschelkalk Member; BEL: Muschelkalk Evaporite Member.
middle Anisian.
Depth (thickness) AH:
1468 - 1480 m (12 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
3443 - 3550 m 107 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
1747 - 1767 m (20 m)
Origin of name
Previous name(s)
Muschelkalk Salt Member (NAM & RGD 1980).
Reviewed by (date)
Johan ten Veen (2017).
NAM & RGD 1980. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands. Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Nederlands Geologisch Mijnbouwkundig Genootschap 32, 77 p.
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1994. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands; revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section E, Triassic. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-28.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Muschelkalk Evaporite Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from