The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Rotliegendes Group

Computer Code: RLG Preferred Map Code: RlG
Status Code: Full
Age range: Cisuralian Epoch (PLC) — Lopingian Epoch (PUL)
Lithological Description: Succession of terrestrial aeolian, fluvial and inland lacustrine sandstones and conglomerates with mudstone and subordinate halite.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable base resting on older strata ranging from Devonian to Late Carboniferous.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Unconformable top overlain by the Kupferschiefer or Marl Slate (or younger strata).
Thickness: 0 - 1000m
Geographical Limits: Northern England, southern and northern North Sea, Holland, Germany.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Rotliegend Group (-495)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
none recorded or not applicable
Deegan, C E and Scull, B J. 1977. A standard lithostratigraphic nomenclature for the Central and Northern North Sea. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences, 77/25; NPD Bulletin No.1. 
Cameron, T D J. 1993. 4 Triassic and Permian of the central and northern North Sea, in Knox, R W O'B and Cordey, W G, (eds.) Lithostratigraphic nomenclature of the UK North Sea. British Geological Survey, Nottingham. 
Johnson, H, Warrington, G and Stoker, S J. 1994. Permian and Triassic of the Southern North Sea. In Knox, R W O'B and Cordey, W G (editors), Lithostratigraphic nomenclature of the UK North Sea. [Nottingham: British Geological Survey.] 
Glennie, K W. 1990. Lower Permian - Rotliegend. In: Glennie, K W (ed.) Introduction to the Petroleum Geology of the North Sea, Blackwell Scientific Publications, p. 120 - 152. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E162 E021 E010 E026 E015 E027 E132 E148