The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Raised Intertidal Deposits And Raised Marine Deposits (Undifferentiated)

Computer Code: RIRM Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Quaternary Period (Q) — Quaternary Period (Q)
Lithological Description: Composite deposit: 'Raised Intertidal Deposits': variable lithology - gravel through to clay, may be rich in organic matter; from the intertidal coastal zone, but now above the level of the present shoreline as a result in earth movement or a general fall in sea level. 'Raised Marine Deposits': also a variable lithology - gravel (shingle), sand, silt and clay; commonly charged with organic debris (plant and shell) now above the level of the present shoreline as a result of earth movement or a general fall in sea level. [Generic description].
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: Not Entered (?)
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:
S031 S031 S039 S096