The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Sprotbrough Member

Computer Code: SPRO Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full, pending ratification
Age range: Guadalupian Epoch (PUG) — Lopingian Epoch (PUL)
Lithological Description: Pale cream and grey to buff, sparsely fossiliferous and commonly cross-stratified, finely oolitic dolomite.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at base of pale grey oolitic dolomite where it rests on the Wetherby Member; overlies the lower dolomite of the Hampole Beds.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at base of mudstones of the Edlington Formation.
Thickness: Up to approx. 40 metres.
Geographical Limits: Eastern England, (Yorkshire Province), near outcrop.
Parent Unit: Cadeby Formation (CDF)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Boat Lane Quarry, Sprotbrough, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. 
Reference(s):
Smith, D B, Harwood, G M, Pattison, J and Pettigrew, T H. 1986. A revised nomenclature for Upper Permian strata in eastern England. 9-17 in Harwood, G M and Smith, D B (editors). The English Zechstein and Related Topics. Geological Society Special Publication No.22. 
Smith, D B, Brunstrom, R G W, Manning, D I, Simpson, S and Shotton, F W. 1974. A correlation of Permian rocks in the British Isles. Geological Society of London Special Report No. 5. 
Kaldi, J. 1986. Diagenesis of nearshore carbonate rocks in the Sprotbrough Member of the Cadeby (Magnesian Limestone) Formation (Upper Permian) of eastern England. 87-102 in Harwood, G M and Smith, D B (editors), The English Zechstein and Related Topics. Geological Society Special Publication No.22. 
Smith, D B. 1968. The Hampole Beds - a significant marker in the Lower Magnesian Limestone of Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol.36, 463-477. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable