The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Dove Rock Vent

Computer Code: DOVE Preferred Map Code: DOVE
Status Code: Full
Age range: Early Mississippian Epoch (CMIE) — Mid Mississippian Epoch (CMIM)
Lithological Description: A small, circular vent, consisting of an inner zone of tuff and an outer zone of partly brecciated sandstone. A small basanite intrusion in the centre is probably younger, perhaps late Carboniferous to Permian.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Intrusive.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Intrusive.
Thickness: About 50 m in diameter.
Geographical Limits: The Dunbar area.
Parent Unit: Lothian Subsuite [Of SSDPV] (SSDLO)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  The foreshore at Dunbar. 
Francis, E H. 1962. Volcanic neck emplacement and subsidence structures at Dunbar, south-east Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 65, 41-58. 
McAdam, A D and Clarkson, E N K. 1996. Lothian Geology: an Excursion Guide. Edinburgh Geological Society, 2nd edition. 
Clough, C T, Barrow, G, Crampton, C B, Maufe, H B, Anderson, E M and Bailey, E B . 1910. The geology of East Lothian (2nd edition). Memoir of the Geological Survey, Scotland, Sheets 33 and parts of 34 and 41. 
Craig, G Y, Duff P, McL, D. 1975. The geology of the Lothians and south-east Scotland. (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press.) 
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