The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

East Brow Member

Computer Code: EBW Preferred Map Code: EBW
Status Code: Full
Age range: Ashgill Series (OA) — Ashgill Series (OA)
Lithological Description: A sequence of greyish-green fine- to medium-grained sandstones and mudstones on the east brow of Quarrel Hill.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Succeeds coarse green sandstone and conglomerate of the Escarpment Member of the Auldthorns Formation. Distinguished from the Escarpment Member by having almost no conglomerate and a large number of mudstone units.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Succeeded by green and purple mudstone of the Quarrel Hill Formation.
Thickness: c.30m (estimate).
Geographical Limits: Girvan area, southwest Scotland.
Parent Unit: Auldthorns Formation (AUT)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  East brow of Quarry Hill, Craighead Inlier. Harper, 1982. 
Harper, D A T, 1982. The stratigraphy of the Drummock Group (Ashgill), Girvan. Geological Journal, Vol.17, p.251-277.l. 17 251-277 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable