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. 
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. 
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). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E168 E183