Lower Detfurth Sandstone Member

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

Intercalated layer of reddish-brown siltstone or silty claystone. Developed as a massive, light-coloured, arkosic sandstone in the western Netherlands offshore and the southern onshore. The high quartz content and quartz cementation of the sandstones is typical there. In the northern offshore, halite cementation occurs in the vicinity of Zechstein salt domes.

Depositional setting

Fluvial to eolian in the southern areas (Ames & Farfan 1996) and the Ems Low, and mainly eolian in the Dutch Central Graben (Fontaine et al. 1993).

Definition of lower boundary

Not yet defined.

Definition of upper boundary

Not yet defined.

Thickness indication
Up to 60 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Bunter Sandstone Formation; GER: Detfurth Formation; BEL: Detfurth Formation.
Depth (thickness) AH:
4033 - 4048 m (15 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
2783 - 2807 m (24 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
2580 - 2589 m (9 m)
Origin of name
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Johan ten Veen (2017).
Ames, R. & Farfan, P.F. 1996. The environment of deposition of the Triassic Main Buntsandstein Formation in the P and Q quadrants, offshore the Netherlands. In: Rondeel, H.E., Batjes, D.A.J. & Nieuwenhuijs, W.H. (eds): Geology of gas and oil under the Netherlands. Kluwer (Dordrecht). 167–178.
Fontaine, J.M., Guastella, G., Jouault, P. & De la Vega, P. 1993. F15-A: a Triassic gas field on the eastern limit of the Dutch Central Graben. In: Parker J.R. (ed.): Petroleum Geology of Northwest Europe. Proceedings of the 4th Conference, Geological Society (London). 583–593.
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]). Lower Detfurth 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/lower-detfurth-sandstone-member.