The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Benburb Group

Computer Code: BNBL Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Ipswichian Stage (QI) — Ipswichian Stage (QI)
Lithological Description: Lignite with rare gravel; interglacial in origin. [Generic description: academic papers and BGS Memoirs].
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: Total 4m thick (Mitchell 2004).
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Benburb Lignite (-4994)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Benburb, County Tyrone (Mitchell 2004). 
Reference(s):
Boulter, M, and Mitchell, W I. 1977. Middle Pleistocene (Gortian) deposits from Benburb, Northern Ireland. Irish Naturalists Journal, Vol. 19, 2-3 
Gennard, D E. 1984. A palaeoecological study of the interglacial deposit at Benburb, Co. Tyrone. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 84b, 43-55. 
Mitchell, W I. [ed.]. 2004. The Geology of Northern Ireland - Our Natural Foundation. [Second Edition]. [Belfast: Geological Survey of Northern Ireland.] 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable