The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Curragh Formation

Computer Code: CAGH Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Holocene Epoch (QH) — Holocene Epoch (QH)
Lithological Description: Peat dominated accumulations in lowland basins and on upland plateaux. Some mud and pebbly sand may occur in the lower parts of basinal sequences.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Generally unconformably overlying glacigenic or Lateglacial sediments or bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Generally the ground surface.
Thickness: Up to 6m recorded.
Geographical Limits: Isle of Man (50k Sheets 36, 45, 46, 56, 57).
Parent Unit: Isle Of Man Catchments Subgroup (IMCA)
Previous Name(s): Bungalow Formation (-745)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  The Curragh area, c 15km northwest of Ballaugh, northwest part of Isle of Man. Chadwick, R A er al. (2001) 
Reference(s):
Chadwick, R A, Jackson, D I, Barnes, R P, Kimbell, G S, Johnson, H, Chiverell, R C, Thomas, G S P, Jones, N S, Riley, N J, Pickett, E A, Young, B, Holliday, D W, Ball, D F, Molyneux, S G, Long, D, Power, G M and Roberts, D H. 2001. Geology of the Isle of Man and its offshore area. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/01/06. 
Thomas, G S P. 1999. Northern England. 91-98 in Bowen, D Q (Editor), A revised correlation of Quaternary and Neogene deposits in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report No.23. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E400