The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Glenwhargen Formation

Computer Code: GWH Preferred Map Code: GWH
Status Code: Full
Age range: Caradoc Series (O4) — Caradoc Series (O4)
Lithological Description: Quartzose wacke and conglomerate turbidite unit.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Interfingers with the Portpatrick Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Interfingers with Portpatrick Formation.
Thickness: 0 to 500m
Geographical Limits: 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:
Reference Section  Stronie, Killantringan, north of Portpatrick, Rhins of Galloway. 
Reference Section  Knockville Moor, Newton Stewart: moorland exposure. 
Type Section  Scaur Water, Moniaive: stream section. 
Reference(s):
Floyd, J D and Trench, A. 1989. Magnetic susceptibility contrasts in Ordovician greywackes of the Southern Uplands of Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.146, 77-83. 
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:
S001 S003 S008 S008 S004 S015