The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Diatomite

Computer Code: DIAT Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Quaternary Period (Q) — Quaternary Period (Q)
Lithological Description: Siliceous deposit of lacustrine origin, soft, consisting mainly of opaline diatom frustules. [Generic description: 'TMOS' Procedures].
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: Faunal Organic Deposits (FAORG)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
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:
S131