Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1994).
Red to red-brown and grey claystones and siltstones, interspersed with well-developed sandstone beds. The upper part of the formation is predominantly grey.
Fluvial setting. The sandstones are fluvial channel fills, partly stacked to form thicker sandstone units. The clay- and siltstones were deposited on a floodplain, at times well-drained, which caused a red colouration.
Definition of lower boundary
Overlies the distinctly more sandy Buchan Formation, probably conformably.
Definition of upper boundary
Contact with the conformably overlying Cementstone Formation is characterized by the first occurrence of limestone beds.
The limited amount of data available indicate the presence of this formation in the Dutch offshore area on the Elbow Spit High area and part of the Mid North Sea High.
UK: Tayport Formation; GER: ?; BEL: ?.
Tournaisian (lower Carboniferous).
Origin of name
Named after the east Scottish town and seaport of Tayport.
Cameron, T.D.J. 1993. Triassic, Permian and Pre-Permian of the Central and Northern North Sea. ln: Knox, R.W.O.B. & Cordey, W.G. (eds.), Lithostratigraphic nomenclature of the UK North Sea 4,-British Geological Survey, Nottingham, 163 p.
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1994. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands; revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section B, Devonian and Dinantian. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-20.
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Tayport Formation. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/tayport-formation.