The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Upper Whitehills Group

Computer Code: DCUW Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full, pending ratification
Age range: Neoproterozoic Era (AZ) — Neoproterozoic Era (AZ)
Lithological Description: Dark,flaggy quartzites,purple,quartzose phyllites,white limestones,calcareous flags and pebbly grits.(correlative of Whitehills Group-pelitic group and upper psammitic group).
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at base of phyllites of Whitehills Group where it rests conformably on the Boyne Limestone.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at conformable upward passage from pebbly grit of the Whitehills Group to andalusite schists of the Boyndie Bay Group.
Thickness: not defined.
Geographical Limits: Grampian,Scotland.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Whitehills,Grampian,Scotland. 
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1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
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