Lies Member

Formal (Munsterman et al. 2012).
Lithological description

Bioturbated silty to sandy claystones. Locally glauconitic, pyritic and carbonate streaks. GR-logs show fining and coarsening upward trends. The top demonstrates coarsening upward trend in GR-log pattern.

Depositional setting

Offshore- shelf environment.

Definition of lower boundary

Diachronously overlies the Terschelling Sandstone Member; the base is younger in the southern part of the Terschelling Basin. Contact with the Terschelling Sandstone Member is conformable and marked by a downward drop in GR-log readings (bell-shape).

Definition of upper boundary

Marked by a funnel-shaped GR-log pattern, resulting from the upward decreasing clay content. Boundary with the Scruff Spiculite Member.

Thickness indication
Up to 312 m (L03-01).
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Humber Group; GER: ?; BEL: -.
Depth (thickness) AH:
2318 - 2463 m (145 m)
Origin of name
Named after the village Lies on the Wadden island Terschelling.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Sander Houben (2017).
Munsterman, D.K., Verreussel, R.M.C.H., Mijnlieff, H.F., Witmans, N., Kerstholt-Boegehold, S. & Abbink, O.A. 2012. Revision and update of the Callovian-Ryazanian Stratigraphic Nomenclature in the northern Dutch Offshore, i.e. Central Graben Subgroup and Scruff Group. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences-Geologie en Mijnbouw, 91 (4), 555-590.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Lies Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from