Volpriehausen Avicula member

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

A claystone and siltstone succession with a fine-grained sandstone bed (5-10 m) at the base.
The interval between the base of the Volpriehausen Avicula sandstone bed and the base of the Detfurth Formation can be informally referred to as the Volpriehausen Avicula member. The Volpriehausen Avicula sandstone bed has been identified based on the gamma ray log in well L02-01 at 4078 - 4085 m AH.

Depositional setting


Definition of lower boundary

Not yet determined.

Definition of upper boundary

Not yet determined.

Thickness indication
Not yet determined.
Geographical distribution
Western and northern offshore.
Regional correlation
UK: ?; GER: The Volpriehausen Avicula sandstone bed is known in Germany as the Görtelsandstein (Röhling, 1991); BEL: ?.
Not yet determined.
Type section
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Origin of name
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Jurgen Foeken (2019).
Röhling, H.-G. 1991. A lithostratigraphic subdivision of the Lower Triassic in the Northwest German lowlands and the German sector of the North Sea, based on gamma-ray and sonic logs. Geologisches Jahrbuch, A 119, 3-24.
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.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Volpriehausen Avicula member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/volpriehausen-avicula-member.