The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Ballyvoy Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: BVYS Preferred Map Code: BVYS
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Brigantian Substage (CX) — Pendleian Substage (CE)
Lithological Description: Sandstones with thin shales/siltstones, coal seams, seatearths, limestones and marine mudstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Lowest coal seam (H) of Murlough Shale Formation overlying tuffaceous mudstone of Glenshesk Tuff Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Present day erosion level.
Thickness: c 390m
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Ballycastle Sandstone Group (BCSS)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Northeast coast of County Antrim, east of Ballycastle to Fair Head and Murlough Bay. 
Reference(s):
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