Buren Member

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

Thick, red-brown, sandy clay- and siltstone interval with some intercalated sand-/siltstone stringers and beds. Anhydritic nodules can be common in the claystones of some intervals.

Depositional setting

Playa lake fringe to mudflat.

Definition of lower boundary

Unconformably on the grey, black or secondarily reddened coal measures of the Limburg Group.

Definition of upper boundary

Placed at the base of the first thick sandstone bed of the Upper Slochteren Member.

Thickness indication
Up to 200 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: ?; GER: ?; BEL: -.
Capitanian - Wuchiapingian.
Depth (thickness) AH:
2890 - 3005 m (115 m)
Origin of name
Named after the municipality of Buren on the Wadden island of Ameland.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Harmen Mijnlieff (2017).
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1994. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands; revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section D, Permian. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-42.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Buren Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/buren-member.