2013, Reuver LXXVI borehole, 515 m, Netherlands (Paleocene to of Netherlands)

Also known as Reuver LXXVI (RVR-76) borehole, depth 515 meters

Where: Limburg, Netherlands (51.3° N, 6.1° E: paleocoordinates 47.7° N, 2.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Swalmen Member (Landen Formation), Thanetian to Thanetian (59.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• In the Netherlands the samples from the borehole at Reuver, drilled during the period 1953-1956, is derived from lithologies described as 'Limnic Montain (Upper Montain)' in the original log data of the Geological Survey of the Netherlands. This succession has now been formalized as the Swalmen Member of the Landen Formation which spans the Thanetian (Late Palaeocene) and the debated boundary interval. However, the member is dated as Late Palaeocene, Thanetian, on the grounds that it represents deposition of the first part of the transgressive systems tract of cycle TA 2.1.


Size class: microfossils

Preservation: original sporopollenin

Collection methods: core,

• This collection is listed in Dijkstra's catalogue, but the slide was not found.

Primary reference: D. J. Batten and M. E. Collinson. 2001. Revision of species of Minerisporites, Azolla and associated plant microfossils from deposits of the Upper Palaeocene and Palaeocene/Eocene transition in the Netherlands, Belgium and the USA. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 115:1-32 [R. Lupia/B. Wilborn/B. Wilborn]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34728: authorized by Rick Lupia, entered by Brooke Wilborn on 17.09.2003

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