The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Glenfiddich Pelite Formation

Computer Code: GLPE Preferred Map Code: SYMB
Status Code: Full
Age range: Neoproterozoic Era (AZ) — Neoproterozoic Era (AZ)
Lithological Description: Black pelite and semipelite with subordinate laminae of psammite.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Top of Inchrory Limestone, where limestone gives way sharply to pelite.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Incoming of persistent psammite bands at base of Ladder Hills Formation.
Thickness: >600m, ignoring any repetition/thickening due to folding.
Geographical Limits: River Deveron, 6.5km west of Huntly, through the east side of Glenfiddich, the Braes of Glenlivet to the south, to the east of the River Avon to the Glen Gairn Granite.
Parent Unit: Blair Atholl Subgroup (DABA)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  Stream section in Allt of Glenlivet, beginning 1150m upstream of junction with Allt na Fannich. 
Reference Section  Hillside exposures immediately east of the River Fiddich at the Head of Glenfiddich. 
Reference(s):
none recorded or not applicable
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable