The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Raised marine and coastal zone deposits

Computer Code: RMD Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Holocene Epoch (QH) — Holocene Epoch (QH)
Lithological Description: Raised marine and coastal zone deposits are isostatically uplifted marine and coastal zone deposits which crop out in part above high water mark. Variable lithology. Gravel (shingle), sand, silt and clay; commonly charged with organic debris (plant and shell).
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: Superficial deposits (SUPD)
Previous Name(s): Raised Marine Deposits (Undifferentiated) (-3641)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
McMillan, A A and Powell, J H. 1999. The classification of artificial (man made) ground and natural superficial deposits. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/99/04. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S023 S037 S037 E022 E028 S031 S071 S080 S081 S113 S115 S115 S052 S052 E341 E342