The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Great Oolite Formation [Obsolete: See CFDO]

Computer Code: GOF Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Bathonian Age (JN) — Bathonian Age (JN)
Lithological Description: none recorded or not applicable
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: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Great Oolite Group
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Cave R. 1977. Geology of the Malmesbury District. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sheet 251 (England and Wales). 
Cox, B M and Sumbler, M G. 2002. British Middle Jurassic Stratigraphy. Geological Conservation Review Series No.26. [Peterborough: Joint Nature Conservation Committee.] 
Green, G W and Donovan, D T. 1969. The Great Oolite of the Bath area. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Vol.30, 1-63. 
Green, G W and Donovan, D T. 2003. Comments on Wyatt and Cave's 'The Chalfield Oolite Formation (Bathonian, Middle Jurassic) and the Forest Marble overstep in the South Cotswolds and the stratigraphical position of the Fairford Coral Bed'. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol.114, 184-185. 
Wyatt, R J and Cave, R. 2002. The Chalfield Oolite Formation (Bathonian, Middle Jurassic) and the Forest Marble overstep in the south Cotswolds, and the stratigraphical position of the Fairford Coral Bed. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol.113, 139-152. 
Sumbler, M G. 2003. Comments on Wyatt and Cave's 'The Chalfield Oolite Formation (Bathonian, Middle Jurassic) and the Forest Marble overstep in the South Cotswolds and the stratigraphical position of the Fairford Coral Bed'. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol.114, 181-184. 
Green, G W. 1992. Bristol and Gloucester region (3rd). British Regional Geology. (London: HMSO for British Geological Survey.) 
Wyatt, R J. 1996. A correlation of the Bathonian (Middle Jurassic) succession between Bath and Burford, and its relation to that near Oxford. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol. 107, 299-322. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E203 E273