Oost-Maarland Member

Formal (Westerhoff & Weerts 2003).
Lithological description

Fine to very coarse gravel, sandy with local cobbles and variable carbonate content. At the top usually a 1- to 3-m-thick sandy loam bed.

Depositional setting

Fluvial (western Meuse). Youngest terrace.

Definition of lower boundary

Sharp contact with various Neogene, Paleogene, Cretaceous and Paleozoic units. Locally incised into Caberg or Gronsveld Member (Beegden Formation).

Definition of upper boundary

Commonly exposed at the surface. Locally, sharp contact with periglacial aeolian and local river loam and sand (Boxtel Formation).

Thickness indication
Up to about 20 m.
Geographical distribution
Southeasternmost part of the Netherlands, directly along the Meuse river.
Regional correlation
North Sea; not present; UK: not present; GER: ?; BEL: Stokkem Formation, Lanklaar Formation (Maasmechelen and Geistingen Members) (Gullentops et al. 2001).
Late Pleistocene (Weichselian) - Holocene.
Type section
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Origin of name
Named after the village of Oost-Maarland in the southeastern Netherlands.
Previous name(s)
Oost-Maarland Deposits, Kreftenheye Formation (Felder & Bosch 1989).
Reviewed by (date)
Wim Dubelaar (2018), Sytze van Heteren (2019).
Felder, W.M., Bosch, P.W. 1989. Geologische kaart van Zuid-Limburg en omgeving. Afzettingen van de Maas. Rijks Geologische Dienst, Haarlem.
Gullentops, F., Bogemans, F., De Moor, G., Paulissen, E., Pissart, A. 2001. Quaternary lithostratigraphic units (Belgium). In: Bultynck, P., Dejonghe, L. (eds.), Guide to a revised lithostratigraphic scale of Belgium, Geologica Belgica, 4/1-2, 153-164.
Westerhof, W.E., Weerts, H.J.T. 2003. Beschrijving lithostratigrafische eenheid. Nederlands Instituut voor Toegepaste Geowetenschappen TNO. Utrecht.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Oost-Maarland Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/oost-maarland-member.