The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kinnairds Head Formation

Computer Code: DBKH Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full, pending ratification
Age range: Neoproterozoic Era (AZ) — Neoproterozoic Era (AZ)
Lithological Description: Grit, greywacke, semi-pelite with some calc-silicate rock and rare marble.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at base of quartzite of the Kinnairds Head Formation where it rests conformably on quartzite of the Mormond Hill Quartzite.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at conformable upward passage from limestone and semi-pelitic wacke of the Kinnairds Head Formation to semi-pelitic wacke of the Rosehearty Group.
Thickness: Not known.
Geographical Limits: Grampian, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Argyll Group (ARGY)
Previous Name(s): Kinnairds Head Group (-4590)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Kinnaird Head, Grampian, Scotland. 
Reference(s):
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. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable