Spijkenisse Greensand Member

Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1993).
Lithological description

Mainly coarse-grained, greenish grey, glauconitic sandstones, locally with argillaceous matrix or calcareous cementation.

Depositional setting

Shallow, open-marine.

Definition of lower boundary

Contact with the glauconitic marls of the Lower Holland Marl Member below is recognised on log character.

Definition of upper boundary

Mildly unconformably overlain by the Texel Greensand Member (Chalk Group).

Thickness indication
Generally less than 75 m, but up to 140 m in well Q16-FA-101.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Carrack Formation; GER: ~Minden-Braunschweig-Gruppe; BEL: -.
Depth (thickness) AH:
2025 - 2093 m (68 m)
Origin of name
Named after the Dutch town of Spijkenisse, where the type well is situated.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Sander Houben (2017).
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]). Spijkenisse Greensand Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/spijkenisse-greensand-member.