Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1994).
Cyclic alternation of carbonates, claystones, sandstones and minor coal seams. The carbonates occur as limestone, dolomitic limestone and dolomite beds.
Under paralic conditions with repeated marine incursions, during which marine limestones and claystones were formed.
Definition of lower boundary
Placed at the base of the lowermost distinct carbonate bed which conformably overlies the Tayport Formation.
Definition of upper boundary
Defined at the top of the uppermost carbonate bed, which is overlain conformably by the clastics of the Elleboog Formation.
UK: Cementstone Formation; GER: -; BEL: -.
Origin of name
Named after the British stratigraphic unit Cementstone Group of northeastern England with which this formation can be correlated.
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1994. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands; revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section B, Devonian and Dinantian. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-20.
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Cementstone Formation. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/cementstone-formation.