Glen West, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

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This page contains the results of your search. It is divided into two sections. The first contains information about any tephra layers present at the site and the second part contains details about the source references and the date and time of the search.

Your search has found 6 tephra layers at Glen West, profile no 1173

Site Type Area Latitude LongitudeGrid reference Altitude (m)
Terrestrial Northern Ireland, County Fermanagh 54.4077°N 8.0470°W G9751 90
Profile Tephra Layer
NoNameTotal Profile Depth (m)TypeCorrelated name1Local name2Tephra Depth (m)CommentsGeochemical dataRef
1173 Monolith I 2.20 Monolith tins
860 AD Layer part B TephraQUB483 0.090 - 0.110*CryptotephraView Data1851
BMR-190 TephraQUB447 0.950 - 1.000Brown, often vesicular, glass shards ranging in size from 28-75 Ám. (*Cryptotephra)View Data1851
OMH-185 (Microlite) TephraQUB473 1.030 - 1.040Distinctive microlite crystals in the glass shards (*Cryptotephra)View Data1851
SILK-UN TephraQUB493 1.090 - 1.100*CryptotephraView Data1851
Hekla 4 TephraQUB454 1.730 - 1.750*CryptotephraView Data1851
SILK N2 TephraQUB454 1.730 - 1.750*CryptotephraView Data1851


*Note that the Tephra layer depth of a cryptotephra does not indicate the thickness of the layer, as in a visible tephra tephra layer. The thickness indicates the spread of the tephra shards in the sediment or sometimes the top and bottom depths are the same (i.e. no apparent thickness).

1Correlated tephra name means that the tephra deposit has been correlated with a tephra horizon found at multiple sites (e.g. Hekla 4). Of course, these correlations could be reinterpreted and care needs to be taken.

2Local tephra name is the name given by the researchers for the tephra found at the site, this is often a mixture of a site code/name and the depth of the tephra. Not all tephra layers in Tephrabase have a local name, but more or being added. This is independent of any correlations to other tephra deposits.


The data on this page is from the following source(s). If you use this data please acknowledge the source of the data. The number preceding each reference matches the Ref number on the data table above.

1851: Plunkett, G.M., Pilcher, J.R., McCormac, F.G. and Hall, V.A.  2004  New dates for first millennium BC tephra isochrones in Ireland. The Holocene  14, 780-786..

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This Tephrabase search was made on 2/3/2024 at 22:00:07 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.