Later Geological Evolution of South Limburg and Adjacent Areas

  • J. H. L. VonckenEmail author
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This chapter describes the geological evolution of the South Limburg Coal Mining area from the Carboniferous onwards until the present day. It discusses in detail the sediments deposited during different geological periods, and discusses also the local structural geological situation, which focuses on the Roer Valley Graben, with its still-active faults (Heerlerheide Fault, Feldbiss Fault, and Peelrand Fault Zone). In order to put everything into a larger perspective, the chapter zooms in from an overall picture of the development of the Southern North Sea Basin to the coal-mining area on the south side of the Roer Valley Graben.


Geological evolution South-Limburg Roer Valley Graben Heerlerheide fault Feldbiss fault Peelrand fault zones Sedimentation Meuse (Maas) river Quartz sand deposits 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geoscience and Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and GeosciencesDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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