The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Queen's Rock Member

Computer Code: QURK Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Albian Age (KA) — Albian Age (KA)
Lithological Description: Comprises red marly limestone with sporadic seams of pale limestone nodules. The member is divided into two parts by an erosion surface.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Clays with sporadic "potato stones" (the A Beds of the Speeton Clay Formation) are overlain by marly limestones with seams of limestone nodules of the Queens Rock Member.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The boundary is placed at a change from marly limestone and bands of limestone nodules upwards into strongly rhythmically bedded marls and marly clay with limestones of the Speeton Beck Member.
Thickness: 4.95m.
Geographical Limits: Recognized only on the Yorkshire coast near Speeton.
Parent Unit: Hunstanton Formation (HUCK)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Foreshore near Crab Rocks, Filey Bay, Yorkshire [TA 1528 7519]. See Mitchell (1995). 
Reference(s):
Mitchell, S F. 1995. Lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the Hunstanton Formation (Red Chalk, Cretaceous) succession at Speeton, North Yorkshire, England. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol.50, 285-303. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable