The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Whitelady Formation

Computer Code: WLDY Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Famennian Age (DA) — Famennian Age (DA)
Lithological Description: Greenish-grey slate with thin quartzite and limestone beds and nodular cephalopod limestone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Not seen.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Thrust fault.
Thickness: Not known.
Geographical Limits: Local to Lydford, West Devon.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Lydford Gorge. 
Reference(s):
British Geological Survey. 1995. Dartmoor Forest. England and Wales, Sheet 338. Solid and Drift. 1:50000. Provisional Series. (Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E338