Harchies Formation

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The full formal description is available here: Harchies Formation

Abbreviation HAR
Parent unit Haine Green Sandstone Group
Child unit
Lithological description Alternation of “spongolites”, phosphatic conglomerates and glauconitic sands. Marine fauna is very poorly preserved.
Age In the basal part of the Formation, Actinoceramus concentricus and A. sulcatus co-occur, which are characteristic of the base of the Late Albian.
Thickness 52 m in the Harchies pit.
Area of occurrence Western part of the Mons Basin.
Type locality Harchies pit (see Marlière, 1936b, 1939).
Alternative names
Authors Robaszynski, F., Dhondt, A.V. & Jagt, J.W.M.
Date 01/01/2001
Cite as Robaszynski, F., Dhondt, A.V. & Jagt, J.W.M., 2001. The Harchies Formation, 01/01/2001. National Commission for Stratigraphy Belgium. http://ncs.naturalsciences.be/lithostratigraphy/Harchies-Formation

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