The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Albany Group

Computer Code: ALBY Preferred Map Code: ALBY
Status Code: Full
Age range: Caradoc Series (O4) — Caradoc Series (O4)
Lithological Description: Greywackes, mudstones, conglomerates.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Faulted lower boundary.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Faulted upper boundary.
Thickness: At least approximately 1000m
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Albany Division [Obsolete Name And Code: Use ALBY] (ALBD)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Albany Burn, Barr, Sheet S8W, Carrick. 
Ince, D, 1984. Sedimentation and tectonism in the Middle Ordovician of the Girvan district, north west Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Earth Sciences, Vol.75 (2), p.225-237. 
Williams, A, 1962. The Barr and Lower Ardmillan Series (Caradoc) of the Girvan district, southwest Ayrshire, with descriptions of the Brachiopoda. Memoir of the Geological Society of London, No.3. 
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