The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Sandhills Lodge Member

Computer Code: SND Preferred Map Code: ShL
Status Code: Full
Age range: Ediacaran Period (AD) — Ediacaran Period (AD)
Lithological Description: Grey coarse-grained volcaniclastic sandstone and sediment-clast breccia.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Not exposed, probably conformable on blue-grey interbedded fine- to coarse-grained tuffites of the Beacon Tuff Member.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Not exposed, probably sharply succeeded by Buck Hills Member, comprising beds of grey, graded volcaniclastic siltstone and sandstone.
Thickness: 20m
Geographical Limits: From near Sandhills Lodge, south of The Home Farm, it extends northwards and is last seen north-west of The Home Farm (SK 5036 1688).
Parent Unit: Beacon Hill Formation (CMBH)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Near Sandhills Lodge, south of The Home Farm. 
Reference(s):
Carney, J N, 1994. Geology of the Thringstone, Shepshed and Loughborough districts (SK41NW, SK41NE and SK51NW). British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/94/08. 
Moseley, J and Ford, T D, 1985. A stratigraphic revision of the Late Precambrian rocks of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Mercian Geologist, Vol.10(I), 1-18. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E141