The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Cow Rock Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: COW Preferred Map Code: COW
Status Code: Full
Age range: Llandovery Epoch (SL) — Llandovery Epoch (SL)
Lithological Description: Quartzitic micro-conglomerate, grit and sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The basal member of the Scart Grits Formation, conformable on locally eroded shales of the underlying Woodland Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Conformably overlain by the undivided part of the Scart Grits Formation.
Thickness: From 14 to 24 m thick.
Geographical Limits: The Girvan area of south-west Scotland.
Parent Unit: Scart Grits Formation (SCA)
Previous Name(s): Quartz Conglomerate [Obsolete Name And Code: Use COW] (QZC)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Coast section at Cow Rock, 2 km south-west of Girvan. Cocks and Toghill, 1973. 
Cameron, I B, Stone, P and Smellie, J, 1986. Geology of the Country around Girvan. Explanation of 1:50 000 sheet. British Geological Survey, Sheet 7, Scotland. 
Floyd, J D and Williams, M. 2003. A revised correlation of Silurian rocks in the Girvan district, SW Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol. 93 (for 2002), 383-92. 
Lapworth, C, 1882. The Girvan Succession. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 38, 537-666. 
Cocks, L R M and Toghill, P, 1973. The biostratigraphy of the Silurian rocks of the Girvan District, Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 129, 209-243. 
Ingham, J K. 1992. Excursion 30: Girvan Foreshore. 396-416 in Lawson, J D and Weedon, D S (editors), Geological Excursions around Glasgow and Girvan. Geological Society of Glasgow. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable