The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Raised Marine Deposits Of Holocene Age, 1

Computer Code: RMDF1 Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Holocene Epoch (QH) — Holocene Epoch (QH)
Lithological Description: Mainly sand and gravel underlying shelving raised shoreface (beach) features, but commonly passing landwards, and downwards, into interbedded sand,silt, clay and organic mud underlying flat-lying ground.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Mainly uncomformable on till or bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Ground surface.
Thickness: up to 25m.
Geographical Limits: Northern England and Scotland.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Raised Beach Deposits, 1 (RBD1)
Raised Marine Deposits Of Flandrian Age, 1 (-5258)
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:
none recorded or not applicable