Faringdon Sand

Faringdon Sand
Stratigraphic range: Aptian
Faringdon Sponge Gravel with field party.jpg
Faringdon Sponge Gravel Member of Faringdon Sand; gravel pit SE of Faringdon, Oxfordshire.
TypeFormation
Unit ofLower Greensand Group
Sub-unitsFaringdon Sponge Gravel Member, Baulking Sand Member, Fernham Sand Member
UnderliesUnseen
OverliesCorallian Group
AreaOxfordshire
ThicknessVariable, 50m (Faringdon Sponge Gravel Member), up to 48m (Baulking Sand Member) and at least 24m (Fernham Sand Member).
Lithology
PrimarySand, Gravel, Siltstone, Mudstone
OtherIronstone, Sandstone
Location
RegionEngland
CountryUnited Kingdom
Type section
Named forFaringdon

The Faringdon Sand is a geologic formation in England. It preserves fossils dating back to the Cretaceous period.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faringdon Sand Formation". The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units. British Geological Survey. Retrieved January 2020. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)