Cementstone Formation

Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1994).
Lithological description

Cyclic alternation of carbonates, claystones, sandstones and minor coal seams. The carbonates occur as limestone, dolomitic limestone and dolomite beds.

Depositional setting

Under paralic conditions with repeated marine incursions, during which marine limestones and claystones were formed.

Definition of lower boundary

Placed at the base of the lowermost distinct carbonate bed which conformably overlies the Tayport Formation.

Definition of upper boundary

Defined at the top of the uppermost carbonate bed, which is overlain conformably by the clastics of the Elleboog Formation.

Thickness indication
Up to 208 m in E06-01.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: Cementstone Formation; GER: -; BEL: -.
Depth (thickness) AH:
2547 to 2755 m (208 m)
BE020020 (E02-01)
Depth (thickness) AH:
2318 - 2392 m (74 m)
Origin of name
Named after the British stratigraphic unit Cementstone Group of northeastern England with which this formation can be correlated.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Tom van Hoof (2017).
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1994. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands; revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section B, Devonian and Dinantian. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-20.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Cementstone Formation. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/cementstone-formation.