The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Scot's Brook Member

Computer Code: SCBR Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Tournaisian Stage (CT) — Visean Stage (CV)
Lithological Description: Green to grey, medium- to coarse-grained pebbly argillaceous sandstones with subordinate calcareous mudstones and layers of white, nodular, micritic limestone. The Member contains marine fossils (brachiopods and algae).
Definition of Lower Boundary: At the top of a medium- to coarse-grained pebbly sandstone, overlain by green, slickensided, smectite-rich mudstone with about 4mm ferruginous concretions of the Arch Farm Sandstone Formation, sharply overlain by pale grey to white calcareous sandstone of the Scot's Brook Member.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Sharply overlain by grey, nodular limestone of the Cloud Hill Dolostone Formation ('Carboniferous Limestone').
Thickness: 3.5m in the Ticknall Borehole.
Geographical Limits: Not identified at the surface.
Parent Unit: Cloud Hill Dolostone Formation (CLHD)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Reference Section  British Geological Survey Ticknall Borehole SK32SE/103, between 92.3m and 88.8m depth. 
Reference(s):
Ambrose, K and Carney, J N. 1997. Geology of the Calke Abbey area: 1:10 000 Sheet SK32SE. BGS Technical Report WA/97/17. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable