The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Eileans Sandstone Member

Computer Code: ELN Preferred Map Code: ELN
Status Code: Full
Age range: Tournaisian Stage (CT) — Tournaisian Stage (CT)
Lithological Description: Mainly white, cross-bedded sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Base not seen, presumed transitional on Millport Cornstones Member.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Top not seen, presumed overlain by extrusive igneous rocks of the Clyde Plateau lavas.
Thickness: About 150m
Geographical Limits: Cumbrae Islands in Strathclyde, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Clyde Sandstone Formation (CYD)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  The Eileans, Millport Bay, Great Cumbrae, Strathclyde, Scotland. 
Reference(s):
Paterson, I B and Hall, I H S, 1986. Lithostratigraphy of the late Devonian and early Carboniferous rocks in the Midland Valley of Scotland. British Geological Survey Report, 18/3. 
British Geological Survey. In preparation. Dunoon and Millport. Scotland Sheet 29E and part of 21E. Bedrock. 1:50 000 Geology Series. (Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey.) 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S021 S029