Hoogerheide Member

Formal (Westerhoff & Weerts 2003).
Lithological description

Light brownish grey fine to medium sand, slightly calcareous, micaceous, common greenish grey clay pebbles and organic detritus, local clay layers and laminae. White very fine to fine sand, non-calcareous, with flasers. Local clay cap. Overall fining-upward sequence.

Depositional setting

Tidal channel, sand flat.

Definition of lower boundary

Sharp contact with shallow-marine and coastal sand and clay (Maassluis Formation).

Definition of upper boundary

Locally exposed at the surface. Elsewhere, sharp unconformable contact with fluvial sand (Waalre Formation, undifferentiated) or with finer tidal sand (Woensdrecht Member, Waalre Formation).

Thickness indication
Up to about 10 m.
Geographical distribution
Southwestern Netherlands.
Regional correlation
North Sea: not distinguished; UK: not present; GER: not present; BEL: Rijkevorsel Member, Weelde Formation (Kempen Group; Wouters & Vandenberghe 1994).
Early Pleistocene (Tiglian).
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Borehole Kalmthoutse Hoek is suggested by Kasse (1988, p.26), possibly this is borehole kb7d6w-B15 from 1895 in Flanders (DOV).
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Borehole B49G0204 (Huijbergen) is proposed by Westerhoff (2009).
Origin of name
Named after the village of Hoogerheide in the southwestern Netherlands, close to the Belgian border.
Previous name(s)
Originally part of the Tegelen Formation (Kasse 1988).
Reviewed by (date)
Wim Dubelaar (2018), Sytze van Heteren (2019).
DOV: https://www.dov.vlaanderen.be/
Kasse, C. 1988. Early Pleistocene tidal and fluvial environments in the southern Netherlands and northern Belgium. PhD Thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 190 p.
Westerhoff, W.E., Weerts, H.J.T. 2003. Beschrijving lithostratigrafische eenheid. Nederlands Instituut voor Toegepaste Geowetenschappen TNO. Utrecht.
Westerhoff, W.E. 2009. Stratigraphy and sedimentary evolution: The lower Rhine-Meuse system during the Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene (southern North Sea Basin). PhD Thesis Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In: Geology of the Netherlands 2. TNO - Geological Survey of the Netherlands, 168 p.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Hoogerheide Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/hoogerheide-member.