Lower Volpriehausen Sandstone Member

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

Well-defined, pink to grey, (sub-)arkosic sandstone unit, frequently displaying a distinct, blocky character on the gamma-ray logs.

Depositional setting

Fluvial setting in southern areas (Ames & Farfan 1996) and eolian setting in the Dutch Central Graben (Fontaine et al. 1993).

Definition of lower boundary

Not yet defined.

Definition of upper boundary

Not yet defined.

Thickness indication
Up to 100 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Bunter Sandstone Formation; GER: Volpriehausen Formation; BEL: Volpriehausen Formation.
Depth (thickness) AH:
4158 - 4205 m (47 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
2892 - 2898 m (6 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
2670 - 2728 m (58 m)
Origin of name
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Johan ten Veen (2017).
Ames, R. & Farfan, P.F. 1996. The environment of deposition of the Triassic Main Buntsandstein Formation in the P and Q quadrants, offshore the Netherlands. In: Rondeel, H.E., Batjes, D.A.J. & Nieuwenhuijs, W.H. (eds): Geology of gas and oil under the Netherlands. Kluwer (Dordrecht). 167–178.
Fontaine, J.M., Guastella, G., Jouault, P. & De la Vega, P. 1993. F15-A: a Triassic gas field on the eastern limit of the Dutch Central Graben. In: Parker J.R. (ed.): Petroleum Geology of Northwest Europe. Proceedings of the 4th Conference, Geological Society (London). 583–593.
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1994. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands; revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section E, Triassic. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-28.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Lower Volpriehausen Sandstone Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/lower-volpriehausen-sandstone-member.