The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Crovie Sandstone Group

Computer Code: CRO Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Pragian Age (DP) — Emsian Age (DE)
Lithological Description: Conglomerates, sandstones, flags and marls with ribs of limestone and pale red sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at the base of the Dundarg Sandstone Formation (Crovie Sandstone Group) where it rests unconformably upon rocks of the Macduff Formation: conglomerate resting upon schist.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Unconformably overlain by the Middle Devonian Gardenstown Congomerate Formation (GDC) of the Inverness Sandstone Group.
Thickness: c.275m
Geographical Limits: Crovie, near Banff, in the Grampian region.
Parent Unit: Old Red Sandstone Supergroup (ORS)
Previous Name(s): Crovie Group (-1461)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Area around Crovie. 
Reference(s):
Read, H H, 1923. Geology of the country around Banff, Huntly and Turriff, Lower Banffshire and north-west Aberdeenshire. Memoir of the Geological Survey, Scotland Sheets 86 and 96 (Scotland). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S097 S096 S086 S087