The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Dunrobin Pier Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: DPCG Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Rhaetian Age (TR) — Rhaetian Age (TR)
Lithological Description: Fluvial and alluvial conglomerates with interbedded sandstones. Organic-rich horizons with palynomorphs are poorly exposed at Golspie. Most information has been gleaned from boreholes.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformably overlies Triassic nodular carbonate rock of the "Stotfield Cherty Rock".
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by carbonaceous siltstone and claystone of the Dunrobin Castle Member.
Thickness: 32m
Geographical Limits: Northwest margin of the Inner Moray Firth Basin.
Parent Unit: Dunrobin Bay Formation [See Also DUNR] (DRB)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Dunrobin Bay, Moray Firth. Batten et al, 1986. 
Reference(s):
Batten, D J, Trewin, N H and Tudhope, A W, 1986. The Triassic-Jurassic junction at Golspie, Inner Moray Firth Basin. Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol.22, part 1, 85-98. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S103