Formal (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1993).
Mainly coarse-grained, greenish grey, glauconitic sandstones, locally with argillaceous matrix or calcareous cementation.
Definition of lower boundary
Contact with the glauconitic marls of the Lower Holland Marl Member below is recognised on log character.
Definition of upper boundary
Mildly unconformably overlain by the Texel Greensand Member (Chalk Group).
Generally less than 75 m, but up to 140 m in well Q16-FA-101.
UK: Carrack Formation; GER: ~Minden-Braunschweig-Gruppe; BEL: -.
Origin of name
Named after the Dutch town of Spijkenisse, where the type well is situated.
Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P. 1993. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands; revision and update by RGD and NOGEPA, Section G, Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst, 50, 1-80..
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Spijkenisse Greensand Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/spijkenisse-greensand-member.