The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Ling Bank Formation

Computer Code: LBK Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Marine Isotope Stage 12 (QMIS012) — Marine Isotope Stage 10 (QMIS010)
Lithological Description: Greenish grey micaceous silt with sand and clay interbeds. Sulphide-rich wisps and laminae and strong smell of hydrogen sulphide gas common. Shells increasing in abundance towards the base.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Overlain by the Fishes Formation with planar contact though sometimes eroded by pre-Forth or pre_Coal Pit Formation erosive phases. Basal surface is irregular, filling in an eroded topography.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by the Fishes Formation with planar contact though sometimes eroded by pre-Forth or pre-Coal Pit Formation erosive phases. Basal surface is irregular, filling in an eroded topography.
Thickness: 85.5m. Varies from ca 30m. to over 100 metres in deep erosive features.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Reaper Glacigenic Group (REAP)
Previous Name(s): Lower Channel Deposits (-2891)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
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. 
Stoker, M S, Long, D, and Fyfe, J A. 1985. A revised Quaternary stratigraphy for the central North Sea. Report of the British Geological Survey, Vol. 17, No. 2. 
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. 
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