The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Peat

Computer Code: PEAT Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Quaternary Period (Q) — Quaternary Period (Q)
Lithological Description: Two main lithologies: 'brushwood' (freshwater) peat and 'phragmites' (brackish water) peat; may be an organic-rich clay; humic deposits - [generic description: from East Anglian data] - accumulation of wet, dark brown, partially decomposed vegetation. [1:50k map margins].
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: Floral Organic Deposits (FLORG)
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:
E221 S015 S023 E237 E021 S095 S094 S094 E014 S037 S037 S031 S031 E300 E208 E225 E078 E070 E077 E181 E323 E022 E024 E028 E048 E007 S017 S023 S024 S024 S025 S026 E219 E003 S033 S034 S032 S036 S040 S033 E059 S021 S028 S028 S049 S055 S055 S056 S056 S066 S084 S065 S030 S030 S038 S039 S039 S096 S041 S064 S064 S074 S074 S071 S071 S072 S076 S076 S077 S080 S080 S081 S081 S082 S043 S044 S044 S043 S082 S083 S083 S084 S086 S092 S092 S101 S093 S093 S097 S101 S053 S096 S054 S054 S046 S102 S102 S103 S103 S108 S109 S046 S061 S047 S109 S051 S110 S113 S115 S115 S116 S120 S119 S119 S117 S117 S116 S052 S065 S052 S121 S122 S126 S061 S062 S127 S128 S130 S131 E001 E002 E246 E343 E264 E096 E039 E314 E326 N28 E214