The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Dunnet Sandstone

Computer Code: DUS Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Asbian Substage (CR) — Asbian Substage (CR)
Lithological Description: A thick group of alternating sandstones, shaly sandstones and conglomerates, with red and green marls.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Overlain by the Binny Sandstone.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlies the Burdiehouse Limestone.
Thickness: To c.220m
Geographical Limits: Variably developed in the Midland Valley of Scotland. Type area around Pumpherston, Linlithgowshire.
Parent Unit: Hopetoun Member (HON)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Carruthers, R G, Caldwell, W, Bailey, E M and Conacher, H R J. 1927. The oil-shales of the Lothians. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. 
Cadell, H M and others, 1906. The oil-shales of the Lothians, First Edition. Memoir of the Geological Survey, pp53, 83. 
Mitchell, G H. 1962. The geology of the neighbourhood of Edinburgh. (Explanation of Sheet 32) Third Edition. (Reprinted 1980). Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain (Scotland). 
Lexique Stratigraphique International. 1971. Volume 1, Europe, Fascicule 3a, England, Wales and Scotland, Part 3a VII, Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S032