The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Piper's Cross Coal

Computer Code: PCRC Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Asbian Substage (CR) — Asbian Substage (CR)
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: c.0.75 to 1.2m locally.
Geographical Limits: Widely developed in Northumberland.
Parent Unit: Tyne Limestone Formation (TYLS)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Furnace Coal
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Lexique Stratigraphique International. 1971. Volume 1, Europe, Fascicule 3a, England, Wales and Scotland, Part 3a VII, Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E007 E008