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
Type Area  The Eileans, Millport Bay, Great Cumbrae, Strathclyde, Scotland. 
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.) 
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. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S021 S029