Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1995).
Interval of thick, massive, white, coarse-grained to pebbly, arkosic sandstones with kaolinitic cement, interbedded with some variegated mudstone beds and rare coal seams.
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.
Up to 300 m in Neerglabbeek-146.
UK: -; GER: Neeroeteren Formation; BEL: Neeroeteren Formation.
BBEL0164 (Neeroeteren-113 - KB113 in Belgium)
BBEL0206 (Gruitrode-172, KB172 in Belgium)
BBEL0186 (Neerglabbeek-146, KB146 in Belgium )
Origin of name
Named after the Belgian (Campine) village of Neeroeteren, where the type well is situated.
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.
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.