The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Loch Awe Group

Computer Code: AWE Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full, pending ratification
Age range: Neoproterozoic Era (AZ) — Neoproterozoic Era (AZ)
Lithological Description: Dark grey, black or blue limestones, highly pebbly quartzites, pebbly or non-pebbly, black-grey slates, conglomerate and pillow lavas associated with slate and limestone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at base of quartzite conglomerate of the Loch Awe Group where it rests unconformably on the Ardrishaig Phyllites.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at unconformable upward change from schistose volcanic rocks of the Loch Awe Group to recent deposits.
Thickness: At least 90 metres.
Geographical Limits: Strathclyde, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): Loch Awe Series (-2570)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Loch Awe, Strathclyde, Scotland 
Reference(s):
Peach, B N, Wilson, J S G, Hill, J B, Bailey, E B and Grabham, C W, 1911. The geology of Knapdale, Jura and North Kintyre. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Scotland, sheet 28 (Scotland). 
Hill, J B, 1899. On the progressive metamorphism of some Dalradian sediments in the region of Loch Awe. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, Vol.55, p.470-493. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable