Miste Bed

Formal (Westerhoff 2003).
Lithological description

Dark green clay, sandy, and sand, fining upward. Glauconitic, fossiliferous (rich Miocene fauna), shelly lag forms base of Aalten Member (Breda Formation; Van den Bosch et al. 1975). Horizon with phosphorite concretions near the top.

Depositional setting

Warm shallow marine.

Definition of lower boundary

Unconformable contact with marine clay (Rupel Formation).

Definition of upper boundary

Sharp unconformable contact with fluvioglacial gravel (Drente Formation, Schaarsbergen Member). Diffuse transition into shallow-marine clayey sand (Stemerdink Bed, Breda Formation).

Thickness indication
Up to about 5 m.
Geographical distribution
Very local in the eastern Netherlands.
Regional correlation
North Sea: not present; UK: not present; GER: ?; BEL: not present.
middle Miocene.
Type section
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Origin of name
Named after the hamlet of Miste in the eastern Netherlands.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Sytze van Heteren (2019).
Van den Bosch, M., Cadée, M.C., Janssen, A.W. 1975. Lithostratigraphical and biostratigraphical subdivision of Tertiary deposits (Oligocene-Pliocene) in the Winterswijk-Almelo region (eastern part of The Netherlands). Scripta Geologica 29, 1-167.
Westerhoff, W.E. 2003. Beschrijving lithostratigrafische eenheid. Nederlands Instituut voor Toegepaste Geowetenschappen TNO. Utrecht.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Miste Bed. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/miste-bed.