Klimmen Member NMTFK


Premise Original definition by Kuyl (1975) . The equivalent of the Klimmen Member in the Belgian nomenclature Marechal and Laga (1988) is the Sint Huibrechts-Hern Formation.
Derivatio nominis Named after the village of Klimmen, east of Maastricht in the province of Limburg, the Netherlands.
Type section Location map See figure (pdf)
  Well A unit stratotype has not been selected as yet. The lower part of the member is defined in RGD borehole 62A/184 (N 50°52'46.5", E 05°52'23.0"); interval: 1.0 -24.7 m below surface Kuyl (1975) ; 23.7 m along hole. The upper ten metres were exposed in sand pit De Heek (N 50°52'47.2", E 05°52'21.0"), situated west of the village of Klimmen in the province of Limburg Kuyl (1975) .
Definition Clayey sands, coarsening upward into very fine-grained, micaceous sands with a low glauconite content. Locally, a thin layer of flint pebbles is found at the base. Calcareous fossils are scarce and the sands are locally lithified. The top of the sands shows an orange or purple staining, interpreted as the result of emergence and soil development.
Upper Boundary The boundary with the Goudsberg Member is sharp and conformable.
Lower Boundary The member unconformably overlies the Landen Formation or older deposits.
Distribution Restricted to southern Limburg.
Age Late Priabonian and early Rupelian (NP21). The foraminiferal fauna still contains Nummulites and belongs to the lower part of the FG-Zone.
Depositional Setting Shallow-marine environment.
Sequence Stratigraphy The Klimmen Member may represent the Transgressive and early Highstand deposits of Haq (1988) 's sequence TA 4.3.
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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