The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Escarpment Member

Computer Code: ECP Preferred Map Code: ECP
Status Code: Full
Age range: Ashgill Series (OA) — Ashgill Series (OA)
Lithological Description: Coarse green sandstone and conglomerate (lower 2m conglomerate, upper 4m sandstone).
Definition of Lower Boundary: Succeeds alternating flaggy sandstones and shales of the Shalloch Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Succeeded by sandstones and mudstones of the East Brow Member of the Auldthorns Formation.
Thickness: 6m
Geographical Limits: Girvan area, southwest Scotland.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  East brow of Quarrel 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