The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Preesall Halite Formation (Offshore)

Computer Code: PRHA Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Anisian Age (TA) — Ladinian Age (TD)
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: East Irish Sea Basin and (as the Preesall Halite Member, q.v.) in adjacent onshore areas of West Lancashire.
Parent Unit: Mercia Mudstone Group (MMG)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Preesall Halite Member
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Warrington, G, Audley-Charles, M G, Elliott, R E, Evans, W B, Ivimey-Cook, H C, Kent, P E, Robinson, P L, Shotton, F W and Taylor, F M. 1980. A correlation of the Triassic rocks in the British Isles. Special Report of the Geological Society of London, No.13. 
Wilson, A A and Evans, W B. 1990 Geology of the country around Blackpool. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 66. (England and Wales). 
Jackson, D I, Johnson, H and Smith, N J P. 1997. Stratigraphical relationships and a revised lithostratigraphical nomenclature for the Carboniferous, Permian and Triassic rocks of the offshore East Irish Sea Basin. 11-32 in Petroleum Geology of the Irish Sea and Adjacent Areas. Meadows, N S, Trueblood, S P, Hardman, M and Cowan, G. (editors). Geological Society Special Publication, No.124. 
Howard, A S, Warrington, G, Ambrose, K, and Rees, J G. 2008. A formational framework for the Mercia Mudstone Group (Triassic) of England and Wales. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/08/04. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable