Reading Formation

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Reading Formation
Stratigraphic range: Paleocene
TypeFormation
Unit ofLambeth Group
UnderliesHarwich Formation
OverliesUpnor Formation (London Basin), Chalk Group (Hampshire Basin)
ThicknessUp to 27 m, generally 12 to 16 m
Lithology
PrimaryClay
OtherSand
Location
RegionEngland
CountryUnited Kingdom
ExtentLondon Basin, Hampshire Basin
Type section
Named forReading, Berkshire

The Reading Formation is a geologic formation in southern England. It dates to the Paleogene period, and is part of the Lambeth Group. It overlies the London Basin and is below the Harwich Formation.[1]

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  1. ^ "The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details: Reading Formation". British Geological Survey. Retrieved 5 February 2016.