The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Hawks Nest Coal

Computer Code: HANC Preferred Map Code: HANC
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Pendleian Substage (CE) — Pendleian Substage (CE)
Lithological Description: Coaly shale and coal.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Rests on dark shale and seatearth.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by dark grey fossiliferous shale.
Thickness: 1.05 m.
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Ballyvoy Sandstone Formation (BVYS)
Previous Name(s): Hawk's Nest Coal (-305)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  North-east coast of County Antrim. Coastal cliffs east of Ballycastle. 
Reference(s):
Wilson, H E and Robbie, J A. 1966. Geology of the Country around Ballycastle. Memoir of the Geological Survey. [Belfast: HMSO.] 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
N08