The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Whitethorn Member

Computer Code: FHW Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Holocene Epoch (QH) — Holocene Epoch (QH)
Lithological Description: Very fine-grained lithic sand with shell fragments.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Overlies Fitzroy Member of the Forth Formation on irregular erosive surface.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Occasionally overlies pre-Forth Formation sediments.
Thickness: 11m - reaches up to 30m in deeper features.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Forth Formation (FH)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
none recorded or not applicable
Holmes, R. 1977. Quaternary deposits of the central North Sea 5. The Quaternary geology of the UK sector of the North Sea between 56° and 58° N. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences, No. 77/14. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable