The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Inzie Head Group [Obsolete Name And Code: See INZ]

Computer Code: DBIH Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Neoproterozoic Era (AZ) — Neoproterozoic Era (AZ)
Lithological Description: Mainly gneissose semi-pelite, pelite, psammite, calc-silicate rock and amphibolite as well as quartzite and marble. Evident migmatitic or gneissose textures. (Correlative of Inzie Head Group = Cowhythe Gneiss Group).
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at base of pelite and semipelite of the Inzie Head Group - Basement.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at conformable upward passage from pelite and semi-pelite of the Inzie Head Group to quartzite of the Mormond Hill Quartzite.
Thickness: Not known.
Geographical Limits: Grampian, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): Inzie Head Gneiss (-2744)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Inzie Head, near Fraserburgh, Grampian, Scotland. 
Definition not published. 
Wilson, A A, 1882. Northern Aberdeenshire. Eastern Banffshire. Memoirs of the Geological Survey, Scotland. 
Read, H H and Farquhar, O C, 1955. The Buchan anticline of the Banff Nappe of Dalradian rocks in north-east Scotland. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, Vol.112, p.131. 
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. 
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