The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Raised Marine Beach Deposits Of Holocene Age

Computer Code: RMBDF Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Holocene Epoch (QH) — Holocene Epoch (QH)
Lithological Description: Gravel and sand, commonly shelly. Gravel typically cobble grade, well sorted, clast supported with well-rounded clasts. Sand mainly medium-grained and shelly.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Sharp, unconformable, generally planar, gently shelving contact on various older superficial deposits (most commonly till) or rockhead.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Ground surface, or sharp, undulating, conformable contact with younger superficial deposits, including peat and blown sand.
Thickness: To 10m
Geographical Limits: Britain to the north of the Tees-Ribble.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Raised Marine Beach Deposits Of Flandrian Age (-5248)
Raised Beach Deposits Of Post-Glacial Age (-1790)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  The southern shore of the Inner Moray Firth and Ardersier Peninsula, 2 to 18km northeast of Inverness. Fletcher et al, 1996. 
Reference(s):
Fletcher, T P et al. 1996. Geology of the Fortrose and eastern Inverness district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 84W (Scotland). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S084