Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1994).
Thick sequence of light to dark-grey, brownish-black, light-yellow to dark-brown limestones. The dense limestones are micritic, biosparitic to biomicritic, locally oolitic and abundantly fossiliferous. In places with coarsely crystalline calcite veins occur. Intergranular bituminous, organic material is often present. Locally, the limestones are dolomitized, especially near fault zones, or silicified in the leached zone in areas where later erosion truncated the Zeeland Formation.
Definition of lower boundary
Definition of upper boundary
UK: Zeeland Formation; GER: Kohlenkalk Group; BEL: Loenhout, Halen, Turnhout/Visé & Berneau Formations.
Origin of name
Named after the western part of the island of Schouwen-Duiveland in the province of Zeeland.
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]). Schouwen Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/schouwen-member.