The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Plateau Edge Formation

Computer Code: PE Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Marine Isotope Stage 2 (QMIS002) — Marine Isotope Stage 2 (QMIS002)
Lithological Description: Coarsening upwards sequence of sand and gravel deposits, frequently with shell fragments. Distal parts of the (coastal) deposit are frequently finer grained. Underlain by a stiff to hard clay and overlain by fine, reworked. Holocene sand in some places.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Overlies clay of the Tampen or Norwegian Trench Formations with a marked unconformity.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Underlies thin Holocene sand sedimentation.
Thickness: 40 metres. Thins and coarsens to north and northwest, on North Sea Plateau. Thins and fines to south east and east in deeper waters in the Norwegian Trench.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Reaper Glacigenic Group (REAP)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
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Cameron, T D J, and Holmes, R. 1999. The Continental Shelf. 125-139 in A revised correlation of Quaternary deposits in the British Isles. Bowen, D Q (editor). Special Report of the Geological Society of London, No. 23. 
Stoker, M S, Balson, P S, Long, D, and Tappin, D R. 2011. An overview of the lithostratigraphical framework for the Quaternary deposits on the United Kingdom continental shelf. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/11/03. 48pp. 
Rise, L, Rokoengen, K, Skinner, A C, and Long, D. 1984. Nordlige Nordsjø. Kvartaergeologisk kart mellom 60°30’ og 62°N, og øst for 1°Ø (Northern North Sea. Quaternary geology map between 60°30’ and 62°N, and east of 1°E) M 1:500 000. Institutt for kontinentalsokkelundersøkelser (IKU), Norway. 
Johnson, H, Richards, P C, Long, D, and Graham, C C. 1993. United Kingdom offshore regional report: the geology of the northern North Sea. (London: HMSO for the British Geological Survey.) 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable