Beveland Member

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

Sequence of medium-grey or brown grey to dark-brown or brown-black, coarse-crystalline dolomites, often containing black organic intergrain residues. Dolomites are generally of secondary origin. In places minor grey to dark-grey limestones occur, as well as minor quantities of dark-brown to blackish siltstone and claystone. In addition, beds of dark silicified dolomite are occasionally present.

Depositional setting

Not yet determined.

Definition of lower boundary

Not yet determined.

Definition of upper boundary

Clearly diachronous.

Thickness indication
Up to 383 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Zeeland Formation; GER: Kohlenkalk Group; BEL: Vesdre Formation.
Tournaisian - early Visean.
Depth (thickness) AH:
2604 - 2836 m (232 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
338 - 382 m (44 m)
Origin of name
Named after the island of Noord-Beveland 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]). Beveland Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from