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Francis ROBASZYNSKI, Annie V. DHONDT & John W.M. JAGT

Cretaceous lithostratigraphic units (Belgium)

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Mots-clés : lithostratigraphy, KEYWORDS: Cretaceous, Belgium and Zuid- Limburg (The Netherlands).

Abstract

ABSTRACT. The Cretaceous formations of the Mons Basin, of the Méhaigne-Petite Gette Basin area and of the Liège-Limburg Basin area are described and discussed following recent literature.

Of the 22 Cretaceous formations of the Mons Basin 8 are of Early Cretaceous age and 14 of Late Cretaceous age. In the Méhaigne-Petit Gette Basin area no formations have been named, but the different levels found have been consid­ered as members; their age varies from? Coniacian to Late Maastrichtian. In the Liège-Limburg Basin area four Cretaceous formations have been recognised, divided in very detailed members based on lithostratigraphical charac­teristics (flints) by Felder; these formations vary in age from? Coniacian to uppermost Maastrichtian.

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Francis ROBASZYNSKI, Annie V. DHONDT & John W.M. JAGT, «Cretaceous lithostratigraphic units (Belgium)», Geologica Belgica [En ligne], volume 4 (2001), number 1-2 - Lithostratigraphic scale of Belgium, 121-134 URL : http://popups.ulg.ac.be/1374-8505/index.php?id=1951.

About: Francis ROBASZYNSKI

Faculté Polytechnique, rue de Houdain, 9, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.

About: Annie V. DHONDT

Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, Vautierstraat 29, B-1000 Brussels,   Belgium.

About: John W.M. JAGT

Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastrichti, P.O. Box 882, NL- 6200 AW Maastricht, The   Netherlands.