Driehuis Mottled Claystone Member

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

Sequence of mottled and variegated grey, cream, light-grey, purple-grey, and locally orange-brown claystones and siltstones, often highly sideritic, with occasional interbeds of thin, fine-grained sandstones.

Depositional setting

Coastal-plain to flood-plain deposits with relatively little influence of fluvial channels. Fluctuating water-table, causing alternating periods of oxidisation and reduction. Marine influence, especially towards the base.

Definition of lower boundary

Conformably underlain by the interbedded sandstones, siltstones and claystones of the Santpoort Member.

Definition of upper boundary

The member is conformably overlain by the Bloemendaal Member, or it is unconformably overlain by younger sediments.

Thickness indication
Up to 322 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Humber Group; GER: ?; BEL: -.
late Tithonian - Berriasian.
Depth (thickness) AH:
2115 - 2403 m (288 m)
Origin of name
Named after the village of Driehuis, in the south of the Dutch province of Noord-Holland.
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]). Driehuis Mottled Claystone Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/driehuis-mottled-claystone-member.