Informal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1994).
Interbedded dark-grey, partly calcareous mudstones, fine-grained sandstones and limestones, often nodular. Locally, red colours occur.
Shallow marine sediment, deposited in a sheltered, low-energy environment. Occasional emergence may have occurred.
Definition of lower boundary
Not well documented. It should be placed at the contact with the underlying, more monotonous mudstones of the Bollen claystone formation. The final depth of well Kastanjelaan-2 may be close to this boundary.
Definition of upper boundary
Placed at the base of the thick, massive carbonates of the Zeeland Formation.
UK: -; GER: ?; BEL: Bosscheveld Formation.
Famennian - early Tournaisian.
Origin of name
Named after the Bosscheveld quarter of the town of Maastricht in the province of Limburg, where the well Kastanjelaan-2 is situated.
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]). Bosscheveld formation. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/bosscheveld-formation.