Sint-Huibrechts-Hern Formation

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The full formal description is available here: Sint-Huibrechts-Hern Formation

Abbreviation Sh
Parent unit Tongeren Group
Child units Grimmertingen Member, Neerrepen Member
Lithological description This marine (epicontinental) deposit starts with glauconiferous and micaceous, more or less clayey, fine sands, locally very fossiliferous. It is covered by finely laminated glauconiferous sand, passing into white homogeneous sand; at the base occurs a hardened and oxidized shell layer.
Age Early Oligocene.
Thickness Approximately 25-30 m.
Area of occurrence The formation is found in the eastern part of Belgium, east of the Dijle Valley and till the north of Limburg, with some outliers between the Zenne and the Dijle Valleys, especially on the hilltops, southeast and east of Brussels.
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 Sint-Huibrechts-Hern Formation, 01/01/2001. National Commission for Stratigraphy Belgium.


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