The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Fence Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: FEN Preferred Map Code: FEN
Status Code: Full
Age range: Llandovery Epoch (SL) — Wenlock Epoch (SW)
Lithological Description: Greenish grey conglomerate with small, mainly igneous, but also chert and quartzite pebbles in a coarse-grained sandstone matrix.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Sharp incoming of conglomerate belonging to the Fence Conglomerate Member above the predominantly mudstone member of the Carmichael Burn Formation
Definition of Upper Boundary: Top of the conglomerate beds belonging to the Fence Conglomerate Member overlain by brownish grey sandstones of the Newside Arenite Member of the Westgate Formation.
Thickness: c.24m
Geographical Limits: Carmichael Inlier, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Westgate Formation (WGAT)
Previous Name(s): Igneous Conglomerate (IC)
Fence Conglomerate (-3273)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  Exposures in the Carmichael Burn, 120m to 150m south of Carmichael Manse; 300m ENE of Crossridge farm. Rolfe, 1960 
Reference(s):
Read, H H, 1927. The geology of the country around Edinburgh: The Tinto district. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, London. Vol.38, 499-504 
Phillips E R, Barron, H F, Smith, R A and Arkley, S, 2004. Composition and provenance of the Silurian to Devonian sandstone sequences of the southern Midland Valley In Scottish Journal of Geology Vol. 40 pt/no 1 (2004). 
Rolfe, W D I, 1960. The Silurian inlier of Carmichael, Lanarkshire. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol.64, 245-260 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S023