Lingsfort Member

Formal (Bosch et al. 2003).
Lithological description

Brown to grey fine to very coarse sand, gravelly.

Depositional setting

Fluvial (Rhine).

Definition of lower boundary

Gradual transition into slightly finer, more clayey and more micaceous fluvial sand (Waalre Formation).

Definition of upper boundary

Locally exposed at the surface. Elsewhere, gradual transition into Urk Formation (undifferentiated).

Thickness indication
Up to about 10 m.
Geographical distribution
Southeastern Netherlands, east of the Meuse and close to the German border.
Regional correlation
North Sea: not present; UK: not present; GER: Obere Mittelterrasse; BEL: not present.
Middle Pleistocene (ate Cromerian - Elsterian).
Type section
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Origin of name
Named after the village of Lingsfort in the southeastern Netherlands.
Previous name(s)
Lingsfort Sands (Zonneveld 1956).
Reviewed by (date)
Wim Dubelaar (2018).
Bosch, J.H.A., Busschers, F.S., Weerts, H.J.T. 2003. Beschrijving lithostratigrafische eenheid. Nederlands Instituut voor Toegepaste Geowetenschappen TNO. Utrecht.
Zonneveld, J.I.S. 1956. Das Quartär der südostlichen Niederlande. Geologie en Mijnbouw, Nieuwe Serie, 18, 379-385.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Lingsfort Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from