Opglabbeek Formation

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The full formal description is available here: Opglabbeek Formation

Abbreviation Op
Parent unit
Child units Opoeteren Member, Eisden Member
Lithological description A heterogeneous deposit, consisting of dark and reddish clay, small lignitic layers, plant remnants, shell-layers and fine sands, locally calcareous. In north-east Limburg a homogeneous sand complex (37 m thick) covers a more clayey entity, whereas in many boreholes only the clayey facies is found.
Age Early Selandian.
Thickness 25 m in the type area, 60 m in the Molenbeersel well.
Area of occurrence The northeastern part of Limburg, only in boreholes.
Type locality
Alternative names
Authors Laga, P., Louwye S. & Geets, S.
Date 01/01/2001
Cite as Laga, P., Louwye S. & Geets, S., 2001. The Opglabbeek Formation, 01/01/2001. National Commission for Stratigraphy Belgium. http://ncs.naturalsciences.be/lithostratigraphy/Opglabbeek-Formation


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