The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Drumskinny Sandstone Member

Computer Code: DUNY Preferred Map Code: DUNY
Status Code: Full
Age range: Arundian Substage (CJ) — Arundian Substage (CJ)
Lithological Description: Sandstone, white to fawn, feldspathic, medium- to coarse-grained, micaceous, calcareous, bioturbated, with thin siltstones and mudstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Not recognised in field, occurs within Mullaghmore Sandstone Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Not recognised in field, occurs within Mullaghmore Sandstone Formation.
Thickness: 45 - 50m
Geographical Limits: Kesh-Omagh area of the northwest Carboniferous basin of Ireland.
Parent Unit: Mullaghmore Sandstone Formation (MMS)
Previous Name(s): Included, Undivided In Clonelly Sandstone Group (Simpson, I.M., 1955) (-4013)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Well developed scarp and dip slope topography in Montiaghroe Townland straddling the Kesh-Castlederg Road at Drumskinny Roman Catholic Church and Primary School. 
Reference(s):
Mitchell, W I, Johnston, T P and Legg, I C. 2004. Geology of the country around Kesh, Co. Fermanagh and Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Geological Sheets 32 and part of 31 (Kesh) and 33 (Omagh). Geological Survey of Northern Ireland. Technical Report GSNI 04/1. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
N32