The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Greenoakhill Sand And Gravel Member

Computer Code: GOHL Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: Planar and trough cross-bedded, ripple laminated and horizontally laminated sand, and massive to crudely bedded with trough cross-bedded gravel. Deformed bedding, faults and folds are present.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformably overlies the Wilderness Till Formation
Definition of Upper Boundary: Ground surface or disconformably overlain by deposits of the Ross Sand and Bellshill Clay members(Broomhouse Sand and Gravel Formation), the Paisley Clay Member or Bridgeton Sand Member(Clyde Clay Formation)
Thickness: Up to 25 m
Geographical Limits: Clyde valley, west-central Scotland
Parent Unit: Broomhouse Sand And Gravel Formation (BHSE)
Previous Name(s): Broomhouse Formation (-4462)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Former Greenoakhill Sand and Gravel Pit, Wester Daldowie Farm, Glasgow: over 12 m of fine- to coarse-grained sand, sandy gravel in mounds and eskers overlain by clay and silt of the Paisley Clay Member (Clyde Clay Formation) Browne and McMillan (1989) 
Reference(s):
Browne, M A E and McMillan, A A. 1989a. Quaternary geology of the Clyde valley. British Geological Survey Research Report, SA/89/1. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S023 S030 S031