Gelinden Member

Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1997).
Lithological description

Hard and soft, mainly grey-white to yellow-brown, argillaceous marl with many burrows and yellow concretions. The lowermost beds generally consist of dark green marly clay.

Depositional setting

Near coastal to shallow marine.

Definition of lower boundary

Sharp transition to the sands of the underlying Orp Member, with relatively low gamma-ray readings.

Definition of upper boundary

Gradual transition to the overlying Liessel Member, which is expressed on gamma-ray logs by higher readings for the Liessel Member. On resistivity logs the marl can be very clearly distinguished by higher readings than the overlying Liessel Member.

Thickness indication
Up to 40 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Maureen Formation; GER: not present; BEL: Heers Formation.
late Paleocene (Thanetian).
Depth (thickness) AH:
1395 - 1412 m AH (17 m)
Type section is only valid for the Netherlands.
Origin of name
Named after the hamlet of Gelinden belonging to the municipality of Heers in Belgium.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Geert-Jan Vis (2019).
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1997. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands, revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section I, Tertiary. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-39.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Gelinden Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from