ASGP (2019), vol. 89: 95–104


Szczepan J. PORĘBSKI (1*) & Teresa PODHALAŃSKA (2)

1) Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology, Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland; e-mail:
2) Polish Geological Institute–National Research Institute, Rakowiecka 4, 00-975 Warszawa, Poland; e-mail:
*) Corresponding author

Porębski, S. J. & Podhalańska, T., 2019. Ordovician–Silurian lithostratigraphy of the East European Craton in Poland. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae, 89: 95–104.

Abstract: This paper deals with the lithostratigraphic correlation of the Ordovician–Silurian succession between the Baltic, Podlasie and Lublin basins, located on the SW slope of the East European Craton. The correlation is based on previous lithostratigraphic classifications, which are modified here to include the results of recent biostratigraphic and sedimentological work performed on several new wells. The authors propose to extend the Sasino Formation for the entire upper Darriwilian–lower Katian mudstone sheet that is traceable in all basins. It is recommended that the Jantar Bituminous Claystone Member (late Hirnantian–Aeronian) of the Pasłęk Formation be elevated to the rank of formation and the name Pasłęk Mudstone Formation be retained for the late Aeronian–Telychian, rhythmic alternations of black, laminated mudstones and greenish, bioturbated mudstones. Moreover, the authors suggest that the top of the Kociewie Formation (Sheinwoodian–Ludfordian) be placed at the upper boundary of the Reda Member (latest Ludfordian), which shows much wider lateral persistence than previously
was thought.

Manuscript received 18 January 2019, accepted 16 April 2019