The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Redmain Formation

Computer Code: REN Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Arenig Series (OR) — Arenig Series (OR)
Lithological Description: Well sorted, thickly bedded, reddish purple protoquartzite; rare shale partings in lower and middle parts, reddish-purple shale beds + 1 metre at top.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Not exposed, presumed to overlie Skiddaw Group.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Unconformably overlain by Carboniferous sandstone.
Thickness: 100 metres in Tommy Gill, the only occurrence of the formation.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): Latterbarrow Sandstone (-4143)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Tommy Gill, near Redmain Village. 
Eastwood T, and others. 1968. Geology of the country around Whitehaven. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sheet 28 (England and Wales). 
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