Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1993).
A white to light-grey marl with a very calcareous upper part and a more argillaceous lower part.
Fairly deep basin-centre position, where sedimentation was dominated by settling of pelagic bioclastics.
Definition of lower boundary
Marked by a transition into dark brownish-grey to grey shaly claystones of the Vlieland Claystone Formation.
Definition of upper boundary
With the Lower Holland Marl Member is marked by a sharp transition into red-brown claystones.
UK: Valhall Formation; GER: ~Minden-Braunschweig-Gruppe; BEL: -.
late Hauterivian - early Barremian.
Origin of name
Named after the Dutch Wadden island of Vlieland.
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1993. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands; revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section G, Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-80..
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Vlieland Marl Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/vlieland-marl-member.