The depositional environments of the Maastricht and Kunrade Chalks (Maastrichtian) from the type area of Limburg, Netherlands
Staringia , Volume 3 - Issue 1 p. 16- 18
Following the widespread trangression during the Upper Cretaceous with its peak in the late Campanian and early Maastrichtian, there followed over most of Northwest Europe a regional regression with the deposition of the late Maastrichtian and Danian ‘chalks’. Locally, here in South Limburg, the Upper Maastrichtian shows the characteristics of a transgressive sequence resulting from local downwarping along the major fault block area to the northwest. I wish to describe the features of this sequence as seen in the deposition of the Maastricht Chalk and Kunrade Chalk.
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