Dolomitic Keuper Member

Code
RNKPD
Status
Formal (NAM & RGD 1980).
Lithological description

Anhydritic, partly dolomitic or marly claystones, containing fine-grained sandstone intercalations. Grey to green colours are common, red claystones also occur. In the Ems Low dolomite stringers are common, but these become rare towards the north and west.

Depositional setting

Playa lake.

Definition of lower boundary

Not yet defined.

Definition of upper boundary

Not yet defined.

Thickness indication
Up to 108 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Triton Formation; GER: Arnstadt Formation (Steinmergelkeuper); BEL: Dolomitic Keuper Member.
Age
Norian.
Holostratotype
Depth (thickness) AH:
2845 - 2917 m (72 m)
Parastratotype
Depth (thickness) AH:
1628 - 1663 m (35 m)
Origin of name
None.
Previous name(s)
None.
Reviewed by (date)
Johan ten Veen (2017).
References
NAM & RGD 1980. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands. Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Nederlands Geologisch Mijnbouwkundig Genootschap 32, 77 p.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Dolomitic Keuper Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/dolomitic-keuper-member.