Schouwen Member

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

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.

Depositional setting

Not yet determined.

Definition of lower boundary

Not yet determined.

Definition of upper boundary

Not yet determined.

Thickness indication
Up to 634 m (O18-01).
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Zeeland Formation; GER: Kohlenkalk Group; BEL: Loenhout, Halen, Turnhout/Visé & Berneau Formations.
middle - late Visean.
Depth (thickness) AH:
2123 - 2604 m (481 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
114 - 502.7 m (388.7 m)
Origin of name
Named after the western part of the island of Schouwen-Duiveland in the province of Zeeland.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Tom van Hoof (2017).
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.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Schouwen Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from