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2.7. Poederlee Formation - Pd


Authors: De Meuter & Laga (1976), after Vincent (1889).

Description: fine slightly glauconiferous sand, with small lenses of clay in the lower part; base with gravel of rounded quartz and flint pebbles, silicified carbonates (also called the Hukkelberg Gravel); upper part largely oxidised in the type region, sometimes limonitic sandstones with shell moulds.

Stratotype: tops of the hills north of Poederlee: iron sandstone layers.

Area: southern part of the Antwerp Campine.

Thickness: approximately 10 m in the type locality.

Age: late Pliocene.

Remarks: the formation is also discussed by Cogels & Van Ertborn (1881).