The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Finavon Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: FCO Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Early Devonian Epoch (DL) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Lower Boundary: The Finavon Conglomerate was originally thought to conformably overlie the Melgund Formation (Armstrong and Paterson, 1970, p.14), however, it has since been determined to be a lens-shaped body within the Tannadice Sandstone Member, rendering the Melgund Sandstone Member superfluous.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The Finavon Conglomerate Member forms a conglomeratic lens within the Tannadice Sandstone Member, which (Armstrong and Paterson, 1970, p.14) considered to be the top of a conglomerate body locally marking the base of the Tannadice Sandstone Member.
Thickness: none recorded or not applicable
Geographical Limits: The Forfar Brechin area. At Den of Dun, east-north-east of Brechin, the Finavon Conglomerate lies directly on the highest fine-grained member of the Dundee Flagstone Formation, on Sheets 57W, 57E.
Parent Unit: Scone Sandstone Formation (SCN)
Previous Name(s): Finavon Conglomerate Formation (-4646)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
none recorded or not applicable
Armstrong, M and Paterson, I B, 1970. The Lower Old Red Sandstone of the Strathmore Region. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences No.70/12 
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