The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Granton Sandstones

Computer Code: GNST Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Visean Stage (CV) — Visean Stage (CV)
Lithological Description: Massive, thick-bedded sandstones, alternating with more thinly bedded layers, commonly with carbonaceous and shaly partings.
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: Variable, but averaging c.18m
Geographical Limits: Midlothian, specifically around Granton.
Parent Unit: Gullane Formation (GUL)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Craigleith Sandstone
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Lexique Stratigraphique International. 1971. Volume 1, Europe, Fascicule 3a, England, Wales and Scotland, Part 3a VII, Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable