The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Galdenoch Formation

Computer Code: GDF Preferred Map Code: GDF
Status Code: Full
Age range: Caradoc Series (O4) — Caradoc Series (O4)
Lithological Description: Massive wacke and siltstone turbidite sequence.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Interfingers with Kirkcolm Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Interfingers with Kirkcolm Formation.
Thickness: c.500m
Geographical Limits: Southern Uplands of Scotland.
Parent Unit: Barrhill Group (BRHL)
Previous Name(s): Cairnerzean Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: Use GDF] (CAIZ)
Galdenoch Group (-2820)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Cross Water, Barrhill. 
Kelling, G. 1960. The stratigraphy and structure of the Ordovician rocks of the Rhinns of Galloway. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, Vol.117, 37-75. 
Floyd, J D, 1996. Lithostratigraphy of the Ordovician rocks in the Southern Uplands: Crawford Group, Moffat Shale Group, Leadhills Supergroup. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol.86, 153-165. 
Stone, P, Floyd, J D, Barnes, R P and Lintern, B C. 1987. A sequential back-arc and foreland basin thrust duplex model for the Southern Uplands of Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.144, 753-764. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S001 S003 S008 S008 S004 S015 S024 S015