Geologica Belgica Geologica Belgica -  volume 4 (2001)  number 1-2 - Guide to a revised lithostratigraphic scale of Belgium 

Cretaceous lithostratigraphic units (Belgium)

Faculté Polytechnique, rue de Houdain, 9, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, Vautierstraat 29, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
John W.M. JAGT
Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastrichti, P.O. Box 882, NL- 6200 AW Maastricht, The Netherlands.


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.

Keywords : Cretaceous, lithostratigraphy, Belgium and Zuid-Limburg (The Netherlands)

To cite this article

Francis ROBASZYNSKI, Annie V. DHONDT & John W.M. JAGT, «Cretaceous lithostratigraphic units (Belgium)», Geologica Belgica [En ligne], volume 4 (2001), number 1-2 - Guide to a revised lithostratigraphic scale of Belgium, 121-134 URL :