Margraten Member

Code
NUBEMA
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 Paleogene and Cretaceous units. Locally incised into Simpelveld or Korsberg Members (Beegden 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 Sibbe Member (Beegden Formation).

Thickness indication
Up to about 5 m.
Geographical distribution
Southeasternmost part of the Netherlands, near the Meuse river.
Regional correlation
North Sea: not present; UK: not present; GER: ?; BEL: ?
Age
early Pleistocene (Eburonian).
Type section
Well:
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Origin of name
Named after the village of Margraten in the southeasternmost Netherlands.
Previous name(s)
Margraten Deposits, Kedichem 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.
Westerhof, W.E., Weerts, H.J.T. 2003. Beschrijving lithostratigrafische eenheid. Nederlands Instituut voor Toegepaste Geowetenschappen TNO. Utrecht.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Margraten Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/margraten-member.