The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Whitwick Volcanic Complex

Computer Code: WVO Preferred Map Code: WHV
Status Code: Full
Age range: Ediacaran Period (AD) — Ediacaran Period (AD)
Lithological Description: An assemblage with no obvious stratigraphy, consisting of massive porphyritic dacite, dacite breccia and andesite.
Definition of Lower Boundary: All boundaries are probably intrusive or fault-controlled. Components include: Peldar Dacite Breccia, Sharpley Porphyritic Dacite, Grimley Andesite.
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: 0-980m
Geographical Limits: North-west Charnwood Forest between Whitwick Quarry, High Sharpley and Whitwick Village.
Parent Unit: Charnian Supergroup (CHA)
Previous Name(s): Whitwick Complex (-3778)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  North-west Charnwood Forest between Whitwick Quarry, High Sharpley and Whitwick Village. 
Reference(s):
Carney, J N, 1994. Geology of the Thringstone, Shepshed and Loughborough districts (SK41NW, SK41NE and SK51NW). British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/94/08. 
Moseley, J and Ford, T D, 1985. A stratigraphic revision of the Late Precambrian rocks of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. Mercian Geologist, Vol.10(I), 1-18. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
E141