The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Scatsta Pelitic Formation

Computer Code: DASP Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full, pending ratification
Age range: Neoproterozoic Era (AZ) — Neoproterozoic Era (AZ)
Lithological Description: Composed of mainly pelitic schists, some of which contain staurolite. Migmatisation is also present.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at base of pelite of Scatsta Pelitic Formation where it rests conformably on psammite of the Yell Sound Division of the Moine.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at conformable upward passage from pelite of the Scatsta Pelitic Formation to quartzite of the Scatsta Quartzitic Formation.
Thickness: 1250m approx.
Geographical Limits: Shetlands, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Boundary Zone Complex (BZ)
Previous Name(s): Scatsta Pelite (-1476)
Scatsa Pelitic Group (-191)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Scatsta, Shetland, Scotland. 
Reference(s):
Mykura W, 1976 British Regional Geology: Orkney and Shetland (HMSO, Edinburgh).] 
Harris, A L and others, 1973. A correlation of the Pre-Cambrian rocks in the British Isles. Geological Society of London Special Report No 6. 
Flinn, D, and others, 1972. A revision of the stratigraphic succession of the East Mainland of Shetland. Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol.8, p. 335-343. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable