The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Arbigland Limestone Member

Computer Code: ARLM Preferred Map Code: ARLM
Status Code: Full
Age range: Holkerian Substage (CQ) — Asbian Substage (CR)
Lithological Description: Interbedded marine limestone, siltstone and mudstone with thick cross-bedded, bioturbated medium-grained sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: The Arbigland Limestone Member is stratigraphically the highest unit in the district.
Thickness: > 300m
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Tyne Limestone Formation (TYLS)
Previous Name(s): Arbigland Group [Obsolete Name And Code: Use ARLM] (ARGP)
Arbigland Beds (-3803)
Arbigland Limestone Formation (-23)
Arbigland Member (-24)
Arbigland Group [Use ARLM] (-22)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Arbigland to Hogus Point, Arbigland coast, Kirkcudbrightshire. 
Reference(s):
Craig, G Y. 1956. The Lower Carboniferous outlier of Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow, Vol. 22, 113 - 132. 
Deegan, C E. 1970. The petrology and sedimentology of the Lower Carboniferous rocks between White Port and Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. University of Wales, Aberystwyth PhD Thesis (unpublished). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S005 S006 S006