The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Skerryvore Formation

Computer Code: SKV Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Marine Isotope Stage 12 (QMIS012) — Marine Isotope Stage 6 (QMIS006)
Lithological Description: Very stiff, silty, micaceous, dark grey clay.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Lies on rockhead.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Undulating and erosive.
Thickness: Less than 10m in 81/10A, although only 0.3m recovered. Thickness exceeds 40m locally in Skerryvore Trough.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Eilean Siar Glacigenic Group (EISR)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Davies, H C, Dobson, M R, and Whittington, R J. 1984. A revised seismic stratigraphy for the Quaternary deposits on the inner continental shelf west of Scotland between 55° 30’ N and 57° 30’ N. Boreas, Vol. 13, 49-66. 
Fyfe, J A, Long, D and Evans, D, 1993. United Kingdom offshore regional report: the geology of the Malin - Hebrides sea area (London: HMSO for the British Geological Survey). 
Stoker, M S, Balson, P S, Long, D, and Tappin, D R. 2011. An overview of the lithostratigraphical framework for the Quaternary deposits on the United Kingdom continental shelf. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/11/03. 48pp. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable