The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Lane Foot Sandstone

Computer Code: LFOS Preferred Map Code: LfoS
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Kinderscoutian Substage (CK) — Kinderscoutian Substage (CK)
Lithological Description: Coarse-grained, cross-bedded, gritty sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Lower boundary taken where sandstone of Lane Foot Sandstone lies with a sharp base upon mudstone and siltstone of the Kirkbeck Member.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Upper boundary taken where sandstone of the Lane Foot Sandstone has a sharp top, overlain by fissile, dark grey micaceous siltstone of the Kirkbeck Member.
Thickness: Up to 55m (in Bentham Station Borehole SD66NE/1); generally less than 10m.
Geographical Limits: Known from the Bentham area, Lancashire. Not mapped east or south of SD66NE.
Parent Unit: Hebden Formation (HEBD)
Previous Name(s): Lane Foot Sandstone Member (-2898)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Moulter Beck, about 160m south of Moulterbeck Farm, near Bentham, Lancashire. 
Reference Section  Stream section 200m north of High Bottom, near Bentham, Lancashire. 
Brandon, A, Aitkenhead, N, Crofts, R G, Ellison, R A, Evans, D J and Riley, JN J, 1998. Geology of the country around Lancaster. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 59 (England and Wales). 
Ellison, R A, 1991. Geology of Bentham. British Geological Survey Technical Report, WA/91/83. 
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