Bentheim Claystone Member

Formal (NAM & RGD 1980). Amended (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1993).
Lithological description

Thin marly, silty to sandy claystone interval.

Depositional setting

Open-marine deposition.

Definition of lower boundary

Mildly unconformably covers the Coevorden Claystone Formation.

Definition of upper boundary

Covered conformably by the Bentheim Sandstone Member. The boundary is placed at the base of the massive sandstone.

Thickness indication
50 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Valhall Formation; GER: ~Minden-Braunschweig-Gruppe; BEL: -.
early Valanginian.
Depth (thickness) AH:
1176 - 1192 m (16 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
1613 - 1616 m (3 m)
Origin of name
Named after the town of Bad Bentheim in Germany, in the area of Niedersachsen.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Sander Houben (2017).
NAM & RGD 1980. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands. Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Nederlands Geologisch Mijnbouwkundig Genootschap 32, 77 p.
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1993. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands; revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section G, Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-80..
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Bentheim Claystone Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from