The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Corrydon Psammite Member

Computer Code: COPS Preferred Map Code: symb
Status Code: Full
Age range: Neoproterozoic Era (AZ) — Neoproterozoic Era (AZ)
Lithological Description: Schistose psammite and semipelite, fine-grained and quartzite.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Between Meall Odhar [NO 11 65] and the western margin of the Glen Shee Pluton: Top of attenuated Farragon Volcanic Formation. Between north-east contact of Glen Shee Pluton and head of Glen Isla [NO 17 71]: Top of Ben Lawers Schist Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: In the west: Gradational passage into dominantly gneissose semipelite of the Duchray Hill Gneiss Member. In the east: top of white fine-grained quartzite below gneissose semipelites of the Duchray Hill Gneiss Member.
Thickness: Not known
Geographical Limits: Meall Odhar area [NO 11 65] to the head of Glen Isla [NO 17 71].
Parent Unit: Ben Lui Schist Formation (BLUS)
Previous Name(s): Part Of Ben Lui Schist (-155)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Reference Section  Glen Bughty Burn. 
Type Section  Allt a Choire Dhomhain. 
Reference(s):
Crane, A, Goodman, S, Krabbendam, M K, Leslie, A G, Paterson, I B, Robertson, S and Rollin, K, 1996. Geology of the Glen Shee district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 56W and adjacent areas (Scotland). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S065 S056