The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Sholeshook Limestone Formation

Computer Code: SKL Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Cautleyan Stage (OU) — Rawtheyan Stage (OW)
Lithological Description: Thick to thin-bedded and nodular, dark blue-grey limestone, fissile calcareous siltstones and mudstones, locally richly fossiliferous.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Base is diachronous, unconformably overlying the Mydrim Shales Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Disconformably overlain by limestones of the Slade and Redhill Formation.
Thickness: To 57m
Geographical Limits: No data.
Parent Unit: Not Available (!)
Previous Name(s): Shoalshook Limestone (-4330)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
none recorded or not applicable
Price, D, 1973. The age and stratigraphy of the Sholeshook Limestone of South Wales. Geological Journal, Vol.8, 225-246 
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