The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Garheugh Formation

Computer Code: GAR Preferred Map Code: GAR
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Llandovery Epoch (SL) — Llandovery Epoch (SL)
Lithological Description: Very thickly bedded massive sandstone including units of medium to thick-bedded greywackes (up to 500 metres thick).
Definition of Lower Boundary: Faulted.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Faulted.
Thickness: Not defined.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Gala Group (GALA)
Previous Name(s): Garheugh Formation [Obsolete Code: Use GAR] (GRH)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Barhaskine to Garheugh Park, Scotland. Sheet 4(W). 
Gordon, A J. 1962. Not published. The Lower Palaeozoic rocks around Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Ph.D.Thesis, University of Edinburgh, 1962. 
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