Buitenbanken Member

Lithological description

Shell rich sand.

Depositional setting

High-energy open marine. Deposits mobilised by wave
action or tidal currents (Rijsdijk et al. 2005).

Definition of lower boundary

Not yet determined.

Definition of upper boundary

Not yet determined.

Thickness indication
Not yet determined.
Geographical distribution
North Sea.
Regional correlation
UK: Buitenbanken Formation (Cameron et al. 1984); GER: ?; BEL: ?
Type section
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Origin of name
Named after a shoal in the North Sea, off the coast of Belgium.
Previous name(s)
Buitenbanken Formation.
Reviewed by (date)
Geert-Jan Vis (2019).
Rijsdijk, K.F., Passchier, S., Weerts, H.J.T., Laban, C., Van Leeuwen, R.J.W., Ebbing, J.H.J. 2005. Revised Upper Cenozoic stratigraphy of the Dutch sector of the North Sea Basin: towards an integrated lithostratigraphic, seismostratigraphic and allostratigraphic approach. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 84, 129-146. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016774600023015
Cameron, T.D.J., Laban, C., Schüttenhelm, R.T.E. 1984. Solid Geology, Quaternary Geology and Sea-Bed Sediments of the United Kingdom and Continental Shelf. British Geological Survey, 1:250 000 series, 52N-02E Quaternary: Flemish Bight, Quaternary Geology, MR/85/38. (Southampton: Ordnance Survey for the British Geological Survey.)
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Buitenbanken Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/buitenbanken-member.