The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Frith Crag Breccia Member

Computer Code: FRCR Preferred Map Code: FrCr
Status Code: Full
Age range: Caradoc Series (O4) — Caradoc Series (O4)
Lithological Description: Massive tuff-breccia, matrix- to clast-supported
Definition of Lower Boundary: Taken at the base of the unit of tuff-breecia overlying andesite within the Birker Fell Andesite Formation
Definition of Upper Boundary: Defined by the base of the overlying andesites of the Birker Fell Andesite Formation
Thickness: Up to 160m
Geographical Limits: Restricted to the area between Haweswater and Ralfland Forest, northeastern Lake District, Cumbria
Parent Unit: Birker Fell Andesite Formation (BFA)
Previous Name(s): Frith Crag Member (-4657)
Frith Crag Tuffs (-1547)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Swindale Foot Crag, in Swindale, about 4km westsouthwest of Shap, Cumbria Millward 2002 
Millward, D, 2002. Geology of the area between Haweswater and Shap. British Geological Survey Research Report RR/02/02 
Nutt, M J C, 1970. The Borrowdale Volcanic Series and associated rocks around Haweswater, Westmorland. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of London (Queen Mary College). 
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