Vlieland Marl Member

Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1993).
Lithological description

A white to light-grey marl with a very calcareous upper part and a more argillaceous lower part.

Depositional setting

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.

Thickness indication
Up to 200 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Valhall Formation; GER: ~Minden-Braunschweig-Gruppe; BEL: -.
late Hauterivian - early Barremian.
Depth (thickness) AH:
2569 - 2638 m (69 m)
Origin of name
Named after the Dutch Wadden island of Vlieland.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Sander Houben (2017).
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..
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Vlieland Marl Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/vlieland-marl-member.