The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Aulrothie Sandstone Member

Computer Code: ARSS Preferred Map Code: ArS
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devonian Period (D) — Devonian Period (D)
Lithological Description: Red coarse-grained sandstone with thin pebbly beds.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable contact on metamorphic basement.
Definition of Upper Boundary: At base of main conglomerate sequence in Spey Conglomerate Formation.
Thickness: Approximately 70 metres - lensing.
Geographical Limits: Pathside area (NJ3785 5500) north-eastwards to Braes of Enzie (NJ4000 5995).
Parent Unit: Spey Conglomerate Formation (SPY)
Previous Name(s): Soft Brick-Red Sandstones (-4436)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Deeply incised stream section (Aulrothie Burn), 810 metres at 107 degrees from Whiteash Hill. 
Reference(s):
Hinxman, L W and Grant Wilson, J S, 1902. The geology of Lower Strathspey. Memoir of the Geological Survey, Sheet 85 (Scotland), p.58. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S085