The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Dalswinton Moraine Formation

Computer Code: DSMO Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: Glacial diamicton, bouldery, silty and sandy; very poorly exposed.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Not seen: probably unconformable on Lower Palaeozoic greywacke or Permian sandstone bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The Upper Boundary is the present ground surface.
Thickness: none recorded or not applicable
Geographical Limits: Northwestern flank of the valley of the River Nith in the vicinity of the village of Dalswinton c.8km northwest of Dumfries.
Parent Unit: Southern Uplands Glacigenic Subgroup (SUDR)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Northwestern flank of the valley of the River Nith in the vicinity of the village of Dalswinton c.8km northwest of Dumfries. 
Reference(s):
British Geological Survey. 2005. Solway West. Scotland Special sheet. Superficial Deposits and Simplified Bedrock. 1: 50 000 Geology Series. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S009