The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Glen Dye Silts Formation

Computer Code: GDSI Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: Laminated brown to olive grey silt and clay.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Generally conformable on the Banchory Till Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Generally overlain conformably by the Lochton Sand and Gravel Formation.
Thickness: Generally 2 to 3m; 5m proved in boreholes
Geographical Limits: The East Grampian Highlands.
Parent Unit: East Grampian Glacigenic Subgroup (EGD)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Reference Section  BGS section and pit reference number NO68NW/2 at Miller's Bog, Glen Dye, 9.3 to 11.3m depth in pit. 
Reference Section  BGS borehole NO69SE/8, 400m northeast of Bogarn, 14.3 to 18.8m in borehole. 
Type Section  River cliff sections on the southern bank of Miller Burn 600 to 800m upstream of its confluence with the Water of Dye, Glen Dye. 
Merritt, J W, Auton, C A, Connell, E R, Hall, A M and Peacock, J D. 2003. The Cainozoic geology and landscape evolution of north-east Scotland. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 66E, 67, 76E, 77, 86E, 87W, 87E, 95, 96W, 96E and 97 (Scotland) 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S077 S066 S067