The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Red Scar Grit

Computer Code: RSG Preferred Map Code: RSG
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Arnsbergian Substage (CG) — Arnsbergian Substage (CG)
Lithological Description: Coarse-grained feldspathic sandstone ["grit"], usually coloured red on weathered surfaces.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Overlies interbedded shaly mudstones and sandstones above the Cockhill Limestone.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by the Colsterdale Marine Band.
Thickness: none recorded or not applicable
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Silsden Formation (SILS)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Scargill Grit
none recorded or not applicable
Trotter F M, (compiler) 1960. Lexique Stratigraphique International: Europe fascicule 3a, viii, p.185 (and references therein). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E050 E051 E062