The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Durisdeer Formation

Computer Code: DU Preferred Map Code: Du
Status Code: Full
Age range: Cisuralian Epoch (PLC) — Cisuralian Epoch (PLC)
Lithological Description: Sandy breccias, breccia sandstones, sandstones and rare siltstones and mudstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Passes down into the Carron Basalt Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Passes up by alternation into the Thornhill Sandstone Formation.
Thickness: 50m
Geographical Limits: Confined to the northern part of the Thornhill Basin between Lower Dalveen and Gateslack.
Parent Unit: Stewartry Group (STEW)
Previous Name(s): Permian Breccias (Undivided) (-875)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Section in the Hapland Burn. 
Brookfield, M E, 1978. Revision of the Stratigraphy of Permian and Supposed Permian Rocks of Southern Scotland. Geologische Rundschau, Vol.67, p.110-143. 
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