The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Dippal Burn Formation

Computer Code: DBN Preferred Map Code: DBN
Status Code: Full
Age range: Wenlock Epoch (SW) — Wenlock Epoch (SW)
Lithological Description: Dark greenish grey shaly mudstones in lower part, overlain by greenish grey sandstones, siltstones and silty mudstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Sharp boundary on sandstones of Birkenhead Sandstone.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Transition to reddish-grey sandstones and siltstones of Monument Formation.
Thickness: 70m
Geographical Limits: Muirkirk to Strathaven area, Strathclyde region, Central Scotland.
Parent Unit: Waterhead Group (Cf Glenbuck Group) (WHD)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Exposures in Dippal Burn. 
Jennings, J S. Not published. The geology of the eastern part of the Lesmahagow Inlier. Ph.D.Thesis, University of Edinburgh, 1961. 
Walton, E K, 1965. "In" Craig, G Y, (Editor). The Geology of Scotland: Lower Palaeozoic rocks. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 161-227. 
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