The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Margie Limestone Member

Computer Code: DCML Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Caradoc Series (O4) — Ashgill Series (OA)
Lithological Description: A coarse-grained, calcitic meta-limestone, generally sandy and locally containing slate pebbles to which the limestone forms a carbonate matrix, which varies in colour from blue-grey to dark grey.
Definition of Lower Boundary: A conformable contact with psammite and/or pelite of the Margie formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: A conformable contact with psammite and/or pelite of the Margie formation.
Thickness: 2 m thick.
Geographical Limits: The river Esk and adjacent area within the Highland Boundary Fault system north-west from Edzell, Angus, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Margie Formation (MARG)
Previous Name(s): Margie Limestone (-852)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Section exposed in the bed of the River Esk east of the Crannel, south-west of Manach Hill. Gould, 2001. 
Reference(s):
Gould, D, 2001. Geology of the Aboyne district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 66W (Scotland). 
Curry, G B, Bluck, B J, Burton, C J, Ingham, J K, Siveter, D J and Williams, A. 1984. Age, evolution and tectonic history of the Highland Border Complex, Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol.75, 113-133. 
Anderson, J G C. 1946. The Geology of the Highland Border: Stonehaven to Arran. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol.61, 479-515. 
Pringle, J. 1941. On the relationship of the Green Conglomerate to the Margie Grits in the North Esk, near Edzell; and on the probable age of the Margie Limestone. Transactions of the Royal Society of Glasgow: Vol. 20, 136-140. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S066