The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Lower Nordland Unit

Computer Code: NORDL 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 unit comprises the lower part of the Nordland Group. The Lower Nordland Unit includes a subdivision known as the Muckle Ossa Sandstone. The reference sections for the Lower Nordland Unit are in wells 202/8-1 and 208/15-1A
Parent Unit: Nordland Group (NORD)
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