The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Corrie Burn Horneblende Schist

Computer Code: CBHS Preferred Map Code: CBHS
Status Code: Full
Age range: Cambrian Period (E) — Ordovician Period (O)
Lithological Description: Amphibolite, fine-grained, strongly schistose with a dark to pale green banded appearance on the centimetre scale, with striped chlorite albite schists at structural top.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Not seen; faulted contact with Bolfrishlie Slate Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Tectonic contact (faulted) with Lime Hill Serpentinite.
Thickness: Maximum 150m (estimated), possibly tectonic.
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Highland Border Complex (HBX)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Partial Type Section  Corrie Burn, Loch Ard Forest, Aberfoyle. 
Reference Section  Large quarry on southwest side of hilloch, 250m north-west of Maol Ruadh, Loch Ard Forest. 
none recorded or not applicable
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