The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Raised Marine Deposits, Late Devensian, 2

Computer Code: RMDV2 Preferred Map Code: RMLD2
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: Mainly silty sand, gravel and cobbles, poorly sorted, forming shelving raised beaches. The deposits commonly pass landwards into interbedded sand, silt and clay underlying raised tidal flats and lagoons.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Mainly unconformable on till or bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Ground surface.
Thickness: Up to 10 m thick.
Geographical Limits: Northern England and Scotland.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Raised Beach Deposits, 2,3 Etc (-4299)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  1:50k sheet 84W (Fortrose) around Smithton . 
Reference(s):
none recorded or not applicable
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S084