The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Shineton Shale Formation

Computer Code: SHSH Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Tremadoc Series (O1) — Tremadoc Series (O1)
Lithological Description: Grey or green shaly mudstones with interbedded sandstones at some levels.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Not seen.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Taken at the conformable transition into the black, flaggy micaceous siltstones of the overlying Habberley Formation, the junction being taken at the first appearance of black siltstone.
Thickness: At least 1000m locally.
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Shineton Shales (-2234)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
none recorded or not applicable
Stubblefield,C J and Bulman, O M B. 1927. The Shineton Shales of the Wrekin district: with notes of their development in other parts of Shropshire and Herefordshire. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.83, 96-146. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E151 E180