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"
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Ridge including Scaw'd Law, Ballencleuch Law and Roger Law, about 11km northeast of Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. 
Reference(s):
Geological Survey of Scotland. 1871. Explanation of Sheet 15. Memoir of the Geological Survey, Scotland. HMSO: Edinburgh. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S015