Tilligte Member

Formal (Schokker et al. 2005; Schokker et al. 2007).
Lithological description

Grey loam, humic and sandy, with intercalated sand laminae and plant remains. Brown amorphous peat, clayey, silty or sandy. Locally, yellowish grey gyttja layers, calcareous.

Depositional setting

Periglacial lacustrine, small-scale fluvial (flood basin).

Definition of lower boundary

Gradual transition into the other facies of the Boxtel Formation.

Definition of upper boundary

Erosive contact with fluvioperiglacial sand (Singraven Member, Boxtel Formation).

Thickness indication
Up to 10 m.
Geographical distribution
Former glacial basins in the eastern Netherlands and locally in the western Netherlands.
Regional correlation
North Sea: not present; UK: not present; GER: not present; BEL: not present.
late Middle Pleistocene (Middle Weichselian).
Type section
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Origin of name
Named after the village of Tilligte, close to the German border in the eastern Netherlands.
Previous name(s)
Tilligte Beds (Van Huissteden 1990).
Reviewed by (date)
Wim Dubelaar (2018), Sytze van Heteren (2019).
Schokker, J, De Lang, F.D., Weerts, H.J.T., Den Otter, C., Passchier, S. 2005. Beschrijving lithostratigrafische eenheid. Nederlands Instituut voor Toegepaste Geowetenschappen TNO. Utrecht.
Schokker, J., Weerts, H.J.T., Westerhoff, W.E., Berendsen, H.J.A., Den Otter, C. 2007. Introduction of the Boxtel Formation and implications for the Quaternary lithostratigraphy of the Netherlands. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences / Geologie en Mijnbouw, 86, 197-210.
Van Huissteden, J. 1990. Tundra rivers of the Last Glacial: sedimentation and geomorphological processes during the Middle Pleniglacial in Twente, eastern Netherlands. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 44 (3), 3-138.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Tilligte Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/tilligte-member.