The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Washover Fan Deposits

Computer Code: WDEP Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Quaternary Period (Q) — Quaternary Period (Q)
Lithological Description: Variable lithology; typically sand and gravel; a fan-shaped body of sediment that is transported landward by marine waters flowing through or across a coastal barrier; formed especially during storms when barriers can be overtopped. [Generic description: earth science dictionaries in the BGS library].
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: none recorded or not applicable
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Supratidal Deposits (STDU)
Previous Name(s): Washover Deposits (-1268)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
none recorded or not applicable
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable