The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Syston Member

Computer Code: SYSG Preferred Map Code: symb
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: Sand and gravel with minor clay and silt lenses.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The bedrock surface, beneath the deposit.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Top of sand and gravel, usually corresponding to terrace surface.
Thickness: Typically to 6m
Geographical Limits: Soar Valley.
Parent Unit: Soar Valley Formation (SOARV)
Previous Name(s): Syston Sand And Gravel (-1855)
Syston Terrace (-557)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Brandon, A. 1994. Geology of the Normanton on Soar area: 1:10 000 Sheet SK52SW. British Geological Technical Report, WA/94/60. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E141 E142