The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Grange Sandstone

Computer Code: GRNS Preferred Map Code: GRNS
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Asbian Substage (CR) — Brigantian Substage (CX)
Lithological Description: A white to pale grey, generally fine-grained siliceous sandstone, described as evenly bedded and hard, but displaying cross-bedding as well. Intraclasts of ripped-up mudstone, siltstone and coaly plant remains are uncommon and localized in occurrence.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformable.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Conformable.
Thickness: 36.27m in Reference Section.
Geographical Limits: South Central Fife, in the Burntisland area [NT 19 86 to NT 25 86].
Parent Unit: Sandy Craig Formation (SCB)
Previous Name(s): Grange Sandstone Member (-942)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Reference Section  Newbigging No.1 Bore, NT28NW/22. (Top 30.76m. Bottom 67.03m.). 
Francis, E H. 1961. The Economic Geology of the Fife Coalfields, Area II, Cowdenbeath and Central Fife. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Scotland, 14-15 and 134. 
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