The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Ballencleuch Law Granite

Computer Code: BALW Preferred Map Code: BALW
Status Code: Full
Age range: Early Devonian Epoch (DL) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Granite sheet intruded into wackes of the Gala Group (Silurian).
Definition of Lower Boundary: Intrusive.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Intrusive.
Thickness: Elongate sheet c.4.5km x 0.2km, orientated NE - SW.
Geographical Limits: Thornhill area.
Parent Unit: Galloway Granitic Suite (GALGR)
Previous Name(s): "Syenite On Ridge Between Scaw'd Law And Roger Law" (-666)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Ridge including Scaw'd Law, Ballencleuch Law and Roger Law, about 11km northeast of Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. 
Geological Survey of Scotland. 1871. Explanation of Sheet 15. Memoir of the Geological Survey, Scotland. HMSO: Edinburgh. 
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