The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Eglish Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: EGSA Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Brigantian Substage (CX) — Brigantian Substage (CX)
Lithological Description: Conglomerate, sandstone and thin sandy siltstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformity with Dalradian.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Base of basalt lavas of succeeding Carey River Basalt Formation.
Thickness: c. 185 m.
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Ballycastle Sandstone Group (BCSS)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  North-east coast of County Antrim, east and south of Ballycastle. 
Reference(s):
Wilson, H E and Robbie, J A. 1966. Geology of the Country around Ballycastle. Memoir of the Geological Survey. [Belfast: HMSO.] 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable