The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Darnley Fireclay

Computer Code: DNFC Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Arnsbergian Substage (CG) — Arnsbergian Substage (CG)
Lithological Description: Coal 10" - Fireclay 4' 6" - Blaes and Ironstone 8 " - Coal 7 " - Sclit 8" - Coal 5"- Fireclay 8' 0" - Sandstone. Fireclay seam.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformable.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Conformable.
Thickness: 13' 10" (4m).
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Upper Limestone Formation (ULGS)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Darnley Fireclay Mine Workings. Mine Abandonement Plan No.7106. 
Hinxman, L W, Anderson, E M and Carruthers, R G. 1920. The economic geology of the Central Coalfield of Scotland, Area IV; Paisley, Barrhead, Renfrew. Memoir of the Geological Survey, Scotland. 
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