The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Marine, Estuarine And Raised Beach Deposits (Undifferentiated)

Computer Code: MERB Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Quaternary Period (Q) — Quaternary Period (Q)
Lithological Description: Variable lithology; gravel (shingle), sand, silt and clay; commonly charged with organic debris (plant and shell); from the marine and estuarine environments, the 'Raised Beach Deposits' are now above the level of the present shoreline as a result of earth movement or a general fall in sea level. [Generic description].
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: Not Entered (?)
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:
none recorded or not applicable