Caberg Member

Code
NUBECA
Status
Formal (Westerhoff & Weerts 2003).
Lithological description

Medium to very coarse sand and coarse gravel, with cobbles, boulders and blocks. Local loam or clay, especially at the top, coarse sand lenses.

Depositional setting

Fluvial (western Meuse).

Definition of lower boundary

Sharp contact with various Neogene, Paleogene, Cretaceous and Paleozoic units. Locally incised into Rothem or St. Pietersberg Members (Beegden Formation) or into Rhine sand and gravel (Sterksel Formation).

Definition of upper boundary

Locally exposed at the surface. Commonly, sharp contact with periglacial aeolian and local river loam and sand (Boxtel Formation). Locally incised by Oost-Maarland or Gronsfeld Members (Beegden Formation).

Thickness indication
Up to about 15 m.
Geographical distribution
Southeasternmost part of the Netherlands, along the Meuse river.
Regional correlation
North Sea: not present; UK: not present; GER: ?; BEL: Lanklaar Formation (Eisden Member; Gullentops et al. 2001).
Age
Middle Pleistocene (Saalian).
Type section
Well:
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Origin of name
Named after a borough in the city of Maastricht (southeastern Netherlands).
Previous name(s)
Caberg Deposits, Veghel Formation (Felder & Bosch 1989).
Reviewed by (date)
Wim Dubelaar (2018), Sytze van Heteren (2019).
References
Felder, W.M., Bosch, P.W. 1989. Geologische kaart van Zuid-Limburg en omgeving. Afzettingen van de Maas. Rijks Geologische Dienst, Haarlem.
Gullentops, F., Bogemans, F., De Moor, G., Paulissen, E., Pissart, A. 2001. Quaternary lithostratigraphic units (Belgium). In: Bultynck, P., Dejonghe, L. (eds.), Guide to a revised lithostratigraphic scale of Belgium, Geologica Belgica, 4/1-2, 153-164.
Westerhof, W.E., Weerts, H.J.T. 2003. Beschrijving lithostratigrafische eenheid. Nederlands Instituut voor Toegepaste Geowetenschappen TNO. Utrecht.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Caberg Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/caberg-member.