The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Fluvio-aeolian deposits

Computer Code: FAEOL Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Quaternary Period (Q) — Quaternary Period (Q)
Lithological Description: Fluvio-aeolian deposits are loess-like, usually structureless deposits of primarily aeolian silt or very fine-grained sand which has been moved, redeposited and/or modified in situ by various secondary processes (for example, fluvial, colluvial, pedogenic processes). Deposits may be variably sandy or clayey, but retain a dominant particle size within the coarse silt to very fine-grained sand range.
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: Aeolian deposits (AEOLD)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
McMillan, A A and Powell, J H. 1999. The classification of artificial (man made) ground and natural superficial deposits. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/99/04. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable