The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Glenlee Formation

Computer Code: GNE Preferred Map Code: GNE
Status Code: Full
Age range: Ashgill Series (OA) — Ashgill Series (OA)
Lithological Description: Sandstone/siltstone turbidite sequence.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Faulted (Orlock Bridge Fault); probably ultimately rests on the Moffat Shale Group.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Faulted (Glen Fumart Fault).
Thickness: c.2000m
Geographical Limits: Lenticular outcrop between the Thornhill Basin and Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire: Southern Uplands of Scotland.
Parent Unit: Scaur Group (SCAU)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Glenlee Burn and adjacent Dunveoch Hill and Rig of Drumbuie. 
Reference Section  Scaur Water section between Laight and Orlock Bridge Fault. 
Reference(s):
Floyd, J D, and Rushton, A W A, 1993. Ashgill greywackes in the Southern Uplands of Scotland: an extension of the Ordovician succession in the Northern Belt. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol.84, 79-85. 
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. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S008 S009 S009 S015