The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Melmerby Scar Limestone Formation

Computer Code: MEL Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Asbian Substage (CR) — Asbian Substage (CR)
Lithological Description: Fine-grained, pale grey limestones with pseudobreccias and calcite mudstones, and some bands of shaly mudstone and sandstone. The uppermost part of the formation is the Robinson Limestone (bed), which comprises alternations of limestone, shaly mudstone and sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: From 35 to c.107m. The uppermost (Robinson Limestone) bed is generally 4 to 6m thick, but reaches 25m as it approaches the Stainmore Trough.
Geographical Limits: Alston Block.
Parent Unit: Great Scar Limestone Group (GSCL)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
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:
E031 E025 E024 E020 E018 E026