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
none recorded or not applicable
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. 
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. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable