The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Middleton Main Coal (West Yorkshire)

Computer Code: MDMC Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Langsettian Substage (CA) — Langsettian Substage (CA)
Lithological Description: The Middleton Main Coal, Cromwell or New Hards Coal is a good quality bituminous coal that has been worked extensively in the district around Batley, Gomersal and Gildersome. its roof measures are rich in fish remains.
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: none recorded or not applicable
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Pennine Lower Coal Measures Formation (PLCM)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Silkstone Coal
West Yorkshire Silkstone Coal
New Hards Coal
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
none recorded or not applicable
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E078 E070 E077