The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Ballycastle Sandstone Group

Computer Code: BCSS Preferred Map Code: BCSS
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Brigantian Substage (CX) — Pendleian Substage (CE)
Lithological Description: Sandstone, conglomerate, siltstone, basalt lava, mudstone (including fissile mudstone), tuff, coals, seatearths, limestone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformity with Dalradian.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Present erosion levels.
Thickness: 700m
Geographical Limits: Data not yet available.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Northeast of Country Antrim, coastal section east of Ballycastle to Murlough Bay and inland sections south of the town. 
Wilson, H E and Robbie, J A. 1966. Geology of the Country around Ballycastle. Memoir of the Geological Survey. [Belfast: HMSO.] 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable