The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Swithland Camp Member

Computer Code: CBSC Preferred Map Code: CBSC
Status Code: Full
Age range: Comley Series (EC) — Comley Series (EC)
Lithological Description: Siltstones, purple-grey, with subangular to well rounded igneous pebbles and siltstone intraclasts.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Sharp, erosive base on underlying grey tuffaceous siltstones of the Broadgate Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Not seen, probable conformable passage into overlying beds of the Stable Pit Member.
Thickness: 0 - 5 m
Geographical Limits: Confined to the type section; not observed or not exposed elsewhere.
Parent Unit: Swithland Formation (SWSL)
Previous Name(s): Swithland Camp Conglomerate Member (-3282)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Swithland Camp, south-east corner at an isolated knoll, about 300 m. west-south-west of 'The Brand' crossroads. 
Reference(s):
Worssam, B C and Old, R A, 1988. Geology of the country around Coalville. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 155 (England and Wales) 
Mc Ilroy , D, Brasier, M D and Moseley J. 1998. The Proterozoic - Cambrian transition within the 'Charnian Supergroup' of central England and the antiquity of the Ediacara fauna. Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 155, 401 - 413. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E155