Zechstein Fringe Sandstone member

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


Depositional setting

Sabkha to shallow marine, possible tidal influences (Geluk et al., 1996, 1997).

Definition of lower boundary

Not yet determined.

Definition of upper boundary

Not yet determined.

Thickness indication
Not yet determined.
Geographical distribution
In the basin fringe area, in places where a sandy development prevails, it may be in some cases impossible to distinguish the Red-brown Salt Clay Member with certainty. In such cases this unit and the Z1 Fringe Sandstone Member may be lumped with the overlying Z2 Fringe Sandstone Member into an informal unit: the Zechstein Fringe sandstone member (ZEFRS).
Regional correlation
Not yet determined.
Type section
Depth (thickness) AH:
3836 - 3862 m (26 m)
Example of sandy development, but no type section.
Origin of name
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Mark Geluk (2017).
Geluk, M.C., Plomp, A.N., Van Doorn, Th.H.M. 1996. The development of the Permo-Triassic succession in the basin fringe area, southern Netherlands. In: Rondeel, H.E., Batjes, D.A.J., Nieuwenhuijs, W.H. (eds.), Geology of gas and oil under the Netherlands, Royal Geolological and Mining Sociecty KNGMG, Kluwer Academic Press, 57-78.
Geluk, M.C., Van Wees, J.D., Grönloh, H., Van Adrichem Boogaert, A.B. 1997. Palaeogeography and paleotectonics of the Zechstein Group (Upper Permian) in the Netherlands. Proceedings of the XIII International Congress on the Carboniferous and Permian, 28th August-2nd September 1995, Krakow, Poland. Prace Panstwowego Instytut Geologicznego CLVII, part 2, 63-75.
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]). Zechstein Fringe Sandstone member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/zechstein-fringe-sandstone-member.