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
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Tommy Gill, near Redmain Village. 
Reference(s):
Eastwood T, and others. 1968. Geology of the country around Whitehaven. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sheet 28 (England and Wales). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E023