The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Douglasbrae Limestone

Computer Code: DOUG Preferred Map Code: SYMB
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Neoproterozoic Era (AZ) — Neoproterozoic Era (AZ)
Lithological Description: Thin beds of metalimestone, commonly brecciated, in a pelite matrix.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Base of lowest thin bed of limestone in pelite matrix, within semipelites of Drummuir Calcareous Member.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Top of highest thin bed of limestone in pelite matrix, within semipelites of Drummuir Calcareous Member.
Thickness: Approximately 20m
Geographical Limits: Keith area from Bridge of Maisley to former Braehead Limeworks (quarries almost completely filled with refuse).
Parent Unit: Drummuir Calcareous Member (DRUC)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Reference Section  Quarry 150m N of Bridge of Maisley, Keith. 
Type Section  Quarry behind Douglasbrae Knackers Yard, Keith. (Face is difficult to access and is a disgusting, smelly, health hazard.) 
Reference(s):
Robertson, T, Simpson J B and Anderson J G C. 1949. The Limestones of Scotland. Special reports on the mineral resources of Great Britain. Vol.35. Memoir of the Geological Survey. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S085