The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Cowie Harbour Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: CWHC Preferred Map Code: CWHC
Status Code: Full
Age range: Homerian Age (SH) — Gorstian Age (SG)
Lithological Description: Sandstone, pebbly sandstone and largely volcaniclastic conglomerate.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The base of the lowest bed of poorly-sorted, volcaniclastic conglomerate or pebbly sandstone above a succession of grey-green volcaniclastic sandstones of the 'Brown and Grey Sandstone 'Member' of Carroll, 1994.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The base of the lowest bed of cross-bedded medium-grained sandstones of the Red Sandstone 'Member' overlying green and red, massive, coarse-grained pebbly volcaniclastic sandstones of the Cowie Harbour Conglomerate Member.
Thickness: From 20 m to 30 m thick. The type section is cut by strike-parallel faults of unknown displacement.
Geographical Limits: Stonehaven area.
Parent Unit: Cowie Sandstone Formation (CWE)
Previous Name(s): Volcanic Conglomerate Member (VC)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Foreshore at Cowie Harbour. 
Campbell, R, 1912. Cambrian, Downtonian and Lower Old Red Sandstone rocks near Stonehaven. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol.23, 296. 
Armstrong, M, Donovan, R M and Paterson, I B, 1978. Angus and Kincardine. In Friend, P F and Williams, B P J (editors), A field guide to selected outcrop areas of the Devonian of Scotland, the Welsh Borderland and South Wales. Palaeontological Association. 
Campbell, R, 1913. The geology of south-eastern Kincardineshire. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol.48, pp.923-960. 
Browne, M A E, Smith, R A and Aitken, A M. 2001. A lithostratigraphical framework for the Devonian (Old Red Sandstone) rocks of Scotland south of a line from Fort William to Aberdeen. Version 3. British Geological Survey Research Report RR/01/04. 
Carroll, S, 1994. Geology of the Stonehaven District. 1:10 000 Sheets NO88NW, NO88NE, NO88SW and NO88SE. British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/94/19. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S067 S066