The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Dropping Craig Bed

Computer Code: DRP Preferred Map Code: DRP
Status Code: Full
Age range: Tournaisian Stage (CT) — Tournaisian Stage (CT)
Lithological Description: Purplish red, commonly conglomeratic, sandstones passing up into thick red, silty and sandy marls, commonly packed with cornstone nodules.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Faulted.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Faulted.
Thickness: 25m
Geographical Limits: Coastal section at Orroland Heugh.
Parent Unit: Orroland Member (ORR)
Previous Name(s): Dropping Craig Formation (-4623)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Coastal section at Orroland Heugh. 
Reference(s):
Deegan, C E. 1973. Tectonic control of sedimentation at the margin of a Carboniferous depositional basin in Kirkcudbrightshire. Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol. 9, p. 1 - 28. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S005 S005