Goudsberg Member NMTFG


Premise Original definition by Kuyl (1975) . The equivalent of the Goudsberg Member in the Belgian nomenclature Marechal and Laga (1988) is the Borgloon Formation.
Derivatio nominis Named after the Goudsberg hill, situated southwest of the village of Klimmen, east of Maastricht in the province of Limburg.
Type section Location map See figure (pdf)
  Well 62A/194
  Location N 50°52'08.4
E 05°52'00
  Depth 10 to 24 m
  Length 14 m along hole
  Reference Kuyl (1975)
Additional section Location map See figure (pdf)
  Well 62A/183
  Location N 50°53'06.4
E 05°51'54.1
  Depth 14 to 21 m
  Length 7 m along hole
Definition Grey, blue-grey to green-grey clays with thin intercalations of carbonaceous clays, lignites and clayey sands. Shells are generally common, in particular Cerithium.
Upper Boundary The Goudsberg Member is unconformably overlain by the Vessem Member of the Rupel Formation.
Lower Boundary The lower boundary is the sharp and conformable contact with the Klimmen Member.
Distribution Restricted to southern Limburg.
Age Early Rupelian (NP 22). The foraminiferal fauna is characteristic of the upper part of the FG-Zone.
Depositional Setting The oligotypical foraminiferal fauna with markedly high abundance of Rotalia and Nonion species indicates deposition in a lagoonal environment. Locally, coastal-plain sediments occur.
Sequence Stratigraphy The Goudsberg Member may represent Lowstand deposits of Haq (1988) 's sequence TA 4.4.
References See References Tertiary

Van Adrichem Boogaert, H.A. & Kouwe, W.F.P., 1993-1997. [Stratigraphic unit]. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands.
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