The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Muckle Ossa Sandstone

Computer Code: MOSSA Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Miocene Epoch (NM) — Miocene Epoch (NM)
Lithological Description: none recorded or not applicable
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: This comprises shelf sandstones within the Lower Nordland Unit. The reference sections for the Muckle Ossa Sandstone are in BGS boreholes 77/07, 77/09 and 90/03
Parent Unit: Lower Nordland Unit (NORDL)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Stoker, M S. 1999. Stratigraphic nomenclature of the UK North West Margin. 3. Mid- to Late Cenozoic Stratigraphy. BGS, Nottingham. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable