The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Baddock Till Member

Computer Code: BTI Preferred Map Code: BT
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: Stony, sandy clay diamicton, stratified, yellowish brown, containing clasts mainly of sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable contact with glacitectonised sands and silts of the Ardersier Silts Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Ground surface or unconformable contact with overlying Late Devensian Raised Beach Deposits.
Thickness: 2m
Geographical Limits: Ardersier Peninsula, southern shore of the Inner Moray Firth.
Parent Unit: Finglack Till Formation (FINT)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Overgrown former claypit ("Jamieson's Pit") in the Main Flandrian Cliffline, 400m west of Baddock, near Ardersier, re-excavated in September 1991. 
Reference(s):
Merritt, J W, Auton, C A and Firth, C R. 1995. Ice-proximal glaciomarine sedimentation and sea-level change in the Inverness area, Scotland: A review of the deglacial history of a major ice stream of the British Late Devensian Ice Sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol.14(3), 289-329. 
Fletcher, T P et al. 1996. Geology of the Fortrose and eastern Inverness district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 84W (Scotland). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S084