The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Corinacy Pelite Member

Computer Code: COPE Preferred Map Code: SYMB
Status Code: Full
Age range: Neoproterozoic Era (AZ) — Neoproterozoic Era (AZ)
Lithological Description: Pelites, dark-grey, graphitic in parts, commonly andalusite-bearing, phyllitic to slaty. Bands of metabasalt and ultramafic rock, particularly in lower part.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Top of thick persistent unit of greywacke grit at the top of interbedded grits and metavolcanic rocks characteristic of the lower part of the Blackwater Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Base of overlying thick quartzite (the Grumack Hill Quartzite Member).
Thickness: 900m (based on outcrop width of 1km, with no allowance for probable folding).
Geographical Limits: SE flank of River Deveron Valley between Hill of Bank [NJ 3829] and Succoth [NJ 43 35] Cabrach area, Moray District, 1:50 000 sheets 75E (just), 85E and 86W.
Parent Unit: Blackwater Formation (BLWR)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Reference Section  Allt Deveron between Sauchen Pot and Burn of Sliach. 
Type Section  Burn of Hillock from 200m above Hillock of Echt Farm to 100m below junction with Garnel Burn tributary. 
Reference Section  Burn of Glentilt from Little Gouls to end of outcrop. 
Reference(s):
Fettes, D J, Lesley, A G, Stephenson, D and Kimbell, S F, 1991. Disruption of Dalradian stratigarphy along the Portsey Lineament from new geological and magnetic surveys. Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol.27, 57-73. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S086 S075