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Noël VANDENBERGHE, Jacques HERMAN, Pieter LAGA, Stephen LOUWYE, Stijn DE SCHEPPER, Jef VANDENBERGHE, Sjoerd BOHNCKE & Martin KONERT

THE STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION OF A PLIOCENE TIDAL CLAY DEPOSIT AT GROBBENDONK (ANTWERP PROVINCE, BELGIUM)

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Mots-clés : Belgium, stratigraphy, KEYWORDS: Pliocene, pollen, dinoflagellates

Abstract

ABSTRACT. In a section located in Grobbendonk (Antwerp Campine area, Belgium) a tidal clay deposit is described which according to regional analysis could correlate with the Kruisschans Member of the Pliocene Lillo Formation. Mollusc and fish fossils point to a colder climate during the deposition of the Kruisschans Sand. A pollen analysis of the Grobbendonk clay shows that it was formed during a cold climate, either during the Pretiglian or during the Pliocene. The latter possibility is preferred because of the regional stratigraphie analysis and the absence of marine Pretiglian in the area. A dinoflagellate study of the Grobbendonk clay compares the stratigraphie position of the clay to the Waltonian, Pre-Ludhamian, Ludhamian regional stages of the U.K. Because of the cold climate during the deposition a Pre-Ludhamian formation time is preferred. This Pre-Ludhamian in the U.K. is correlated with the Reuver C or with the Praetiglian regional stages in the Netherlands.

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Noël VANDENBERGHE, Jacques HERMAN, Pieter LAGA, Stephen LOUWYE, Stijn DE SCHEPPER, Jef VANDENBERGHE, Sjoerd BOHNCKE & Martin KONERT, «THE STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION OF A PLIOCENE TIDAL CLAY DEPOSIT AT GROBBENDONK (ANTWERP PROVINCE, BELGIUM)», Geologica Belgica [En ligne], volume 3 (2000), number 3-4, 405-417 URL : http://popups.ulg.ac.be/1374-8505/index.php?id=2256.

About: Jacques HERMAN

Belgische Geologische Dienst, Brussel, Belgium

About: Pieter LAGA

Belgische Geologische Dienst, Brussel, Belgium

About: Stephen LOUWYE

Onderzoekseenheid Paleontologie, U.Gent, Belgium

About: Stijn DE SCHEPPER

Onderzoekseenheid Paleontologie, U.Gent, Belgium

About: Jef VANDENBERGHE

Aardwetenschappen, V.U.Amsterdam, The Netherlands

About: Sjoerd BOHNCKE

Aardwetenschappen, V.U.Amsterdam, The Netherlands

About: Martin KONERT

Aardwetenschappen, V.U.Amsterdam, The Netherlands