Upper Slochteren Member ROSLU


Premise Originally defined by van Adrichem Boogaert (1976) .
Derivatio nominis The name reflects the stratigraphic position of the member, above the Ameland Member of the Silverpit Formation.
Type section Location map See figure (pdf)
  Well Uithuizermeeden-1 (pdf)
  Location N 53°26’58.9
E 06°48’29.2
  Depth 2949 to 3041 m
  Length 92 m along hole
  Reference NAM and RGD (1980)
Additional section Location map See figure (pdf)
  Well Terschelling-1 (pdf)
  Location N 53°23’35.8
E 05°15’57.5
  Depth 2784 to 2890 m
  Length 106 m along hole
  Reference (amended after NAM and RGD (1980) )
Definition Sandstone-dominated succession, similar to Lower Slochteren Member, but less conglomeratic NAM and RGD (1980) .
Upper Boundary The unit is overlain either by the red-brown claystones of the Ten Boer Member of the Silverpit Formation or by the black bituminous shales of the Coppershale Member of the Z 1 (Werra) Formation.
Lower Boundary The member usually overlies the Ameland Member of the Silverpit Formation. In the Terschelling-Ameland area it conformably rests on the Buren Member of the Silverpit Formation, recognisable by the absence of the Lower Slochteren Member.
Correlation The Upper Slochteren Member becomes part of the main Slochteren Formation on the flanks of the basin, whereas it grades laterally into the main Silverpit Formation towards the basin centre. The Ameland and Ten Boer Members of that formation are partially its lateral equivalents.
Distribution The member is restricted to the transitional area between the basin and the fringes of the basin of the Southern Permian Basin. The Upper Slochteren Member has a smaller areal distribution than the Lower Slochteren Member. In the area of Ameland and Terschelling, however, the member occurs without associated Lower Slochteren Member.
References See References Permian

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