Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


False-bedding, also known as current-bedding or oblique lamination, is the inclination of shallow water deposits, whether marine or estuarine, at various and high angles even in a very small space, instead of their lying horizontally. It is the result of conflicting currents heaping the material up in various directions, and a similar appearance is produced in railway embankments, rubbish-heaps, etc., by the tilting of various material from different directions. It is a common indication to the geologist of shallow water conditions, as in the variegated sands of the Trias in Cheshire, the flags of the Forest Marble, the silver sands of the Folkestone Series in the Lower Greensand of Kent and Surrey, and the gravels of the Lower Thames valley.