The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Corsewall Point Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: CPC Preferred Map Code: CPC
Status Code: Full
Age range: Caradoc Series (O4) — Caradoc Series (O4)
Lithological Description: Boulder, cobble and pebble conglomerate.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformable/interfingers with wackes of Corsewall Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Not seen (faulted).
Thickness: c.1000m
Geographical Limits: Rhins of Galloway, south west Scotland.
Parent Unit: Corsewall Formation (CLG)
Previous Name(s): Corsewall (Point) Conglomerate (-1455)
Conglomeratic 'Division' Of Corsewell Group (-2718)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Coast, Corsewell Point area, Rhins of Galloway. 
Reference(s):
Floyd, J D, 1996. Lithostratigraphy of the Ordovician rocks in the Southern Uplands: Crawford Group, Moffat Shale Group, Leadhills Supergroup. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol.86, 153-165. 
Stone, P, 1995. Geology of the Rhins of Galloway district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 1 & 3 (Scotland). 
Kelling, G, 1961. The stratigraphy and structure of the Ordovician rocks of the Rhinns of Galloway. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.117, 37-75. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S001 S003 S007