The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Scatsta Quartzitic Formation [Obsolete Code: Use SCAT]

Computer Code: DASQ Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Neoproterozoic Era (AZ) — Neoproterozoic Era (AZ)
Lithological Description: Pure and impure quartzites interbanded with medium to fine-grained mica-schists.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at base of quartzite of the Scatsta Quartzitic Formation where it rests conformably on pelite of the Scatsta Pelitic Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at conformable upward passage from pelite and quartzite of the Scatsta Quartzitic Formation to the Weisdale Limestone.
Thickness: 2750m approx.
Geographical Limits: Shetland, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Lower Dalradian Group [Obsolete Name And Code: See APP] (DA)
Previous Name(s): Scatsta Quartzite (-3348)
Scatsta Quartzitic Group (-192)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Scatsta, Shetland, Scotland. 
Reference(s):
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. 
Mykura W, 1976 British Regional Geology: Orkney and Shetland (HMSO, Edinburgh).] 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S128 S129