- GeoRef, Copyright 2004, American Geological Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
The conglomerate band exposed in the Gullet quarry (Malvern hills, England) occurs above Malvernian (Precambrian) rock and contains a layer of shelly limestone in which Malvernian rock fragments and remains of corals, brachiopods, and other organisms are incorporated. The mode of occurrence and characteristics of the conglomerate suggest formation in a nearshore environment of carbonate deposition that was supplied with clastic material from sea-stacks in front of a retreating cliff. Conodonts represented in the fauna of the conglomeratic limestone are assigned to nine genera and species. They are described and in conclusion it is noted that they indicate an earlier Llandoverian (Silurian) age than has previously been assigned to the conglomerate.