The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Marr Bank Formation

Computer Code: MAR Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Marine Isotope Stage 2 (QMIS002) — Marine Isotope Stage 2 (QMIS002)
Lithological Description: Sand, fine-grained, poor- to well-sorted, soft to firm, grey to red brown with abundant lithic granules and pebbles. Locally silty.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformably overlies Aberdeen Ground and Coal Pit formations.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Unconformably overlain by Forth Formation or seabed sediments.
Thickness: 16 metres. (Thickness varies 10 metres - 25 metres).
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Reaper Glacigenic Group (REAP)
Previous Name(s): Marr Bank Beds (-386)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
none recorded or not applicable
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. 
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. 
Thomson, M E, and Eden, R A. 1977. Quaternary deposits of the central North Sea, 3. The Quaternary sequence in the west-central North Sea. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences, No. 77/12. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable