Upper Volpriehausen Sandstone Member

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

Light-brown and usually carbonate-cemented. The thin claystone beds have a greenish colour and show a rhythmic alternation of thin sandstone and claystone laminae.

Depositional setting

Fluvial and eolian (Ames & Farfan 1996).

Definition of lower boundary

Not yet defined.

Definition of upper boundary

Not yet defined.

Thickness indication
Up to 145 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Bunter Sandstone Formation; GER: Volpriehausen Formation; BEL: Volpriehausen Formation.
Depth (thickness) AH:
2589 - 2670 m (81 m)
Origin of name
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Johan ten Veen (2017).
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.
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.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Upper Volpriehausen Sandstone Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/upper-volpriehausen-sandstone-member.