Weiteveen Upper Marl Member

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

Marl or marly claystone unit with some sand, anhydrite and limestone intercalations.

Depositional setting

Restricted floodplain to lacustrine basin-margin or marginal-marine sub-basin (lagoonal) setting.

Definition of lower boundary

Considerably higher GR-log readings and lower resistivity-log readings, indicative for the relatively high clay content, distinguish this member from the underlying Weiteveen Upper Evaporite Member

Definition of upper boundary

Considerably higher GR-log readings and lower resistivity-log readings, indicative for the relatively high clay content, distinguish this member from the the overlying Serpulite Member. The base of the latter is placed at the first clear limestone bed.

Thickness indication
Up to 42 m.
Geographical distribution
Regional correlation
UK: ?; GER: Münder Formation; BEL: -.
Age
Tithonian - early Berriasian.
Holostratotype
Depth (thickness) AH:
1330 - 1358 m (28 m)
Hypostratotype
Depth (thickness) AH:
1087 - 1114 m (27 m)
Hypostratotype
Depth (thickness) AH:
1708 - 1714 m (6 m)
Hypostratotype
Depth (thickness) AH:
1218 - 1237 m (19 m)
Hypostratotype
Depth (thickness) AH:
374 - 393 m (19 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)
None.
Reviewed by (date)
Sander Houben (2017).
References
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..
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Weiteveen Upper Marl Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/weiteveen-upper-marl-member.