Weiteveen Basal Clastic Member

Formal (NAM & RGD 1980). Amended (Van Adrichem Boogaert & Kouwe 1993).
Lithological description

Sequence of variegated conglomerates, sandstones and claystones at the base of the Weiteveen Formation. Conglomerates are highly polymict, and contain rounded claystone, marl, sandstone, and quartz pebbles. Limonite, coal and plant remains are common. Upwards, change into variegated, slightly dolomitic or anhydritic mudstones.

Depositional setting

Flood-plain to fluvial-plain setting with intermittent lacustrine conditions.

Definition of lower boundary

Unconformably overlies the Altena Group or older sediments.

Definition of upper boundary

Placed at the base of the first distinct anhydrite or limestone bed, which coincides with the upward disappearance of variegated colours, typical for this member.

Thickness indication
Up to 46 m (RUI-01).
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: ?; GER: Münder Formation; BEL: -.
late Tithonian.
Depth (thickness) AH:
1567 - 1590 m (23 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
1150 - 1196 m (46 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
1327 - 1344 m (17 m)
Depth (thickness) AH:
573 - 588 m (15 m)
Origin of name
Named after the village of Weiteveen, municipality of Schoonebeek, in the southeastern part of the province of Drente.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Sander Houben (2017).
NAM & RGD 1980. Stratigraphic nomenclature of The Netherlands. Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Nederlands Geologisch Mijnbouwkundig Genootschap 32, 77 p.
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..
‘t Hart, B.B. 1969. Die Oberjura- und Unterkreide-Sedimentation in den nördlichen und östlichen Niederlanden - Erdöl und Kohle, Erdgas, Petrochemie, 22, p. 253-261.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Weiteveen Basal Clastic Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from https://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/weiteveen-basal-clastic-member.