Bloemendaal Member

Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1993).
Lithological description

Sequence of white to grey, fine- to medium-grained sandstones interbedded with siltstones and claystones, dispersed coal particles are common.

Depositional setting

The member reflects a lower-coastal-plain setting. The sandstones were deposited by fluvial channels. Marine influence was minor.

Definition of lower boundary

Conformably overlies the flood-plain fines of the Driehuis Mottled Claystone Member or the Fourteens Claystone Member.

Definition of upper boundary

Overlain by the Neomiodon Claystone Member, or it is unconformably overlain by the Helm Member or Vlieland Sandstone Formation.

Thickness indication
Up to 271 m.
Geographical distribution
Restricted to those parts of the Broad Fourteens Basin where Late Kimmerian truncation is limited (P03-Q01-K18-K15).
Regional correlation
Locally, this member may be a lateral equivalent of part of the Neomiodon Claystone Member.
latest Tithonian - earliest Berriasian (middle-late Volgian (Late Portlandian) to Ryazanian).
Depth (thickness) AH:
1987 - 2115 m (128 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
2024 - 2143 m (119 m)
Origin of name
Named after the town of Bloemendaal in the south of the Dutch province of Noord-Holland. It lies approximately on strike projection from the offshore type locality.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Sander Houben (2017).
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1993. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands; revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section G, Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-80..
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Bloemendaal Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from