The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Downie Point Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: DPCO Preferred Map Code: DPCO
Status Code: Full
Age range: Silurian Period (S) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: A conglomerate with rounded clasts up to 0.6m across, mainly of 'Highland' provenance.
Definition of Lower Boundary: At the base of the lowest thick development of cobble conglomerate at Stonehaven Bay overlying brown and grey sandstones of the Carron Sandstone Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The base of the Strathlethan Sandstone Member, which is base of the lowest volcaniclastic sandstone bed, resting on conglomerate.
Thickness: Up to 225 m thick.
Geographical Limits: Stonehaven area.
Parent Unit: Dunnottar Castle Conglomerate Formation (DRCC)
Previous Name(s): Downie Point Conglomerate (-3370)
Downie Point Conglomerate Formation (-4618)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  The coastal and cliff section south of Stonehaven. 
Armstrong, M and Paterson, I B, 1970. The Lower Old Red Sandstone of the Strathmore Region. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences No.70/12 
Browne, M A E, Smith, R A and Aitken, A M. 2001. A lithostratigraphical framework for the Devonian (Old Red Sandstone) rocks of Scotland south of a line from Fort William to Aberdeen. Version 3. British Geological Survey Research Report RR/01/04. 
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