The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Lickey Quartzite Formation

Computer Code: LQ Preferred Map Code: LQ
Status Code: Full
Age range: Ordovician Period (O) — Ordovician Period (O)
Lithological Description: Quartzite, pale grey and purple (ranging from lithic arenite, subarkose to quartzite) and thin beds of fissile mudstone and possibly tuff.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Not seen, fault-bounded inlier.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Unconformable boundary with the overlying Rubery Formation (Llandovery) or Halesowen Formation (Carboniferous).
Thickness: Not fully proved - no reliable estimate
Geographical Limits: West Midlands (South Staffordshire).
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Replaced By Lickey Quartzite (*911)
Lickey Sandstone [Obsolete Name And Code: Use LQ] (LIS)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Lickey Hills between Kendal End [SP 001 746] and Holly Hill [SO 991 784]; Cofton Hill [SP 001 753] and Rednall Gorge [SO 998 759] 
Reference Section  Walsall Borehole [SP 09NW/33] from 382m to 391.7m depth (Butler, 1937) 
Butler, A J, 1937. On Silurian and Cambrian rocks encountered in a deep boring at Walsall, South Staffordshire, Geological Magazine, 74, 241-257. 
Eastwood, T, Whitehead, T H and Robertson, T, 1925. The geology of the country around Birmingham. Memoir of the British Geological Survey of Great Britain. 
Old R A, Hamblin, R J O, Ambrose, K, and Warrington G. 1991. Geology of the country around Redditch. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 183 (England and Wales). 
Lapworth, C, 1899. Sketch of the geology of the Birmingham district, with special reference to the long excursion of 1898. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 15, 313-415. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E168 E183