The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Elbow Formation

Computer Code: ELW Preferred Map Code: ELW
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Marine Isotope Stage 1 (QMIS001) — Marine Isotope Stage 1 (QMIS001)
Lithological Description: Brackish-marine fine-grained sands and clays with discontinuous basal peat bed.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Base of basal peat bed (where present).
Definition of Upper Boundary: Passage to fully marine sands.
Thickness: Not defined.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: California Glacigenic Group (CALIF)
Previous Name(s): Elbow Deposits (-3384)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Oele, E. 1971. Late Quaternary geology of the North Sea, south east of the Dogger Bank. Report of the Institute of Geological Science, No.70/15, 25-34. 
Stoker, M S, Balson, P S, Long, D, and Tappin, D R. 2011. An overview of the lithostratigraphical framework for the Quaternary deposits on the United Kingdom continental shelf. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/11/03. 48pp. 
Cameron, T D J, and Holmes, R. 1999. The Continental Shelf. 125-139 in A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Bowen, D Q (editor). Special Report of the Geological Society of London, No. 23. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable