Neeroeteren Formation

Code
DCDN
Status
Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1995).
Lithological description

Interval of thick, massive, white, coarse-grained to pebbly, arkosic sandstones with kaolinitic cement, interbedded with some variegated mudstone beds and rare coal seams.

Depositional setting

Fluvial-fan system. Sandstones: braided fluvial channels and associated overbank sheet floods. And periods of poor flood-plain soil drainage.

Definition of lower boundary

Conformably overlies the Kemperkoul Member. The base is characterised by the abrupt upward transition of dark-coloured coal measures into massive, white sandstones. Seismic data and well-log correlations suggest a slight angular unconformity in the type area.

Definition of upper boundary

Grades into the uppermost part of the Hellevoetsluis Formation and the Strijen Formation towards the central-western part of the Campine Basin.

Thickness indication
Up to 300 m in Neerglabbeek-146.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: -; GER: Neeroeteren Formation; BEL: Neeroeteren Formation.
Age
Moscovian.
Holostratotype
Well:
BBEL0164 (Neeroeteren-113 - KB113 in Belgium)
Depth (thickness) AH:
646 - 692 m (46 m)
Parastratotype
Well:
BBEL0206 (Gruitrode-172, KB172 in Belgium)
Depth (thickness) AH:
770 - 967 m (197 m)
Parastratotype
Well:
BBEL0186 (Neerglabbeek-146, KB146 in Belgium )
Depth (thickness) AH:
730 - 1030 m (300 m)
Origin of name
Named after the Belgian (Campine) village of Neeroeteren, where the type well is situated.
Previous name(s)
None.
Reviewed by (date)
Tom van Hoof (2017).
References
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1995. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands, revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section C, Silesian. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-40.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Neeroeteren Formation. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/neeroeteren-formation.