The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Raised Marine Deposits Of Holocene Age, 2

Computer Code: RMDF2 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 25 m thick.
Geographical Limits: Northern England and Scotland.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Raised Marine Deposits Of Flandrian Age, 2 (-5251)
Raised Beach Deposits, 2 (RBD2)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
none recorded or not applicable
none recorded or not applicable
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable