The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Auglish Sandstone Member

Computer Code: AGH Preferred Map Code: AGH
Status Code: Full
Age range: Visean Stage (CV) — Visean Stage (CV)
Lithological Description: Silica rich sandstone
Definition of Lower Boundary: Apparently conformable on un-named red mudstone and sandstone in Derryloran Formation (boundary not seen).
Definition of Upper Boundary: Apparently conformably overlain by unnamed shale and "muddy" sandstone in Derryloran Formation (boundary not seen).
Thickness: 7.5m
Geographical Limits: Aughlish and Lower Kildress Townlands, south east Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Parent Unit: Derryloran Formation (DLN)
Previous Name(s): Upper Sandstone (-3792)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Quarry pit (overgrown) south (right hand) bank Ballenderry River, 150m north west of Aughlish Bridge. 
Reference Section  Kildress Sand Boreholes (GSNI). Northern Ireland ref. no. 26/3, 26/4, 26/5. 
Reference(s):
Padget, P, 1952. Carboniferous Beds at Kildress, Co.Tyrone. Irish Naturalists' Journal, Vol.X, no.9 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
N26