The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Dunside Formation

Computer Code: DSD Preferred Map Code: DSD
Status Code: Full
Age range: Wenlock Epoch (SW) — Wenlock Epoch (SW)
Lithological Description: Greenish grey micaceous fine-grained sandstone with pale olive mudstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Transition from silty mudstones of Blaeberry Formation: taken at lowest thick sandstone bed.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Transition to greyish red sandstone and siltstone sequence of Leaze Formation.
Thickness: 35m
Geographical Limits: Muirkirk to Strathaven area, Strathclyde region, central Scotland.
Parent Unit: Priesthill Group [Cf Hagshaw Group] (PRH)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Stream section at Dunside Reservoir. 
Jennings, J S. Not published. The geology of the eastern part of the Lesmahagow Inlier. Ph.D.Thesis, University of Edinburgh, 1961. 
Walton, E K, 1965. "In" Craig, G Y, (Editor). The Geology of Scotland: Lower Palaeozoic rocks. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 161-227. 
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