The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Crovie Till Formation

Computer Code: CRTI Preferred Map Code: Cr
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: Till with strong input from local psammitic rocks together with erratics from the west or northwest. Colour variable, commonly reddish-brown.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable on bedrock or on older Quaternary deposits, including (locally) the Whitehills Glacigenic Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Land surface, or buried by late glacial or post glacial deposits.
Thickness: To 5m
Geographical Limits: Elgin to Fraserburgh, inland to New Pitsligo [NJ 880 560].
Parent Unit: East Grampian Glacigenic Subgroup (EGD)
Previous Name(s): Lower Or South Easterly Drift (-43)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Crovie (on Banffshire coast). 
Reference(s):
Merritt, J W, Auton, C A, Connell, E R, Hall, A M and Peacock, J D. 2003. The Cainozoic geology and landscape evolution of north-east Scotland. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 66E, 67, 76E, 77, 86E, 87W, 87E, 95, 96W, 96E and 97 (Scotland) 
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:
S096