The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Weatheroak Sandstone

Computer Code: WKSA Preferred Map Code: WkS
Status Code: Full
Age range: Carnian Age (TC) — Carnian Age (TC)
Lithological Description: Sandstone, pale greenish grey, medium- to fine-grained, well cemented, flaggy, generally parallel laminated; local copper mineralisation, subordinate red sandstone and siltstone, and green silty to sandy mudstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Where greenish grey mudstone or sandstone rests on red mudstone.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Where red mudstone overlies greenish grey sandstone.
Thickness: 0.5 to 2m
Geographical Limits: Longbridge to Redditch.
Parent Unit: Gunthorpe Member (GUN)
Previous Name(s): Weatheroak Sandstone Member (-5247)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  Stream section, 110m, westnorthwest of Weatheroak Hall. 
Reference(s):
Howard, A S, Warrington, G, Ambrose, K, and Rees, J G. 2008. A formational framework for the Mercia Mudstone Group (Triassic) of England and Wales. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/08/04. 
Ambrose, K, 1985. Geological notes and details for 1:10 000 Sheets: SP07SE (Inkford) Keyworth: Institute of Geological Sciences. 
Old R A, Hamblin, R J O, Ambrose, K, and Warrington G. 1991. Geology of the country around Redditch. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 183 (England and Wales). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E183