The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kite Hill Tuff Member

Computer Code: KHT Preferred Map Code: KHT
Status Code: Full
Age range: Ediacaran Period (AD) — Ediacaran Period (AD)
Lithological Description: Massive to flaggy, thick to thinly bedded lapilli tuffs and volcanic breccias.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Not exposed, but believed to be a sharp, apparently conformable contact with underlying grey-green, finely laminated volcaniclastic mudstones and siltstones of the Blackbrook Reservoir Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Upwards conformable, gradation into stratified volcanic breccias and tuffs of the undivided Charnwood Lodge Volcanic Formation; contact not exposed, but defined at first occurrence of very coarse or lapilli-grade tuffs.
Thickness: About 330m, Grades laterally south-eastwards into Benscliffe Breccia Member.
Geographical Limits: Outcrops in northwest of Charnwood Forest between Charnwood Nature Reserve (SK 4670 1620) and Strawberry Hill Plantation (SK 4550 1718).
Parent Unit: Charnwood Lodge Volcanic Formation (CMCL)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  Crags in coppice south of Charnwood Towers. 
Reference Section  Strawberry Hill Plantation, 220m southwest of Blackbrook Reservoir. 
Reference(s):
Carney, J N, 1994. Geology of the Thringstone, Shepshed and Loughborough districts (SK41NW, SK41NE and SK51NW). British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/94/08. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E141