The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Raised Marine Deposits
Computer Code: RMD Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Quaternary Period (Q) — Quaternary Period (Q)
Lithological Description: Variable lithology. Gravel (shingle), sand, silt and clay; commonly charged with organic debris (plant and shell); now above the level of the present shoreline as a result of earth movement or a general fall in sea level. [Generic description: from East Anglian data].
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: none recorded or not applicable
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Superficial Deposits (SUPD)
Previous Name(s): Raised Marine Deposits (Undifferentiated) (-3641)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
none recorded or not applicable
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S023 S037 S037 E022 E028 S031 S071 S080 S081 S113 S115 S115 S052 S052 E341 E342
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