The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Hatton Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: HCF Preferred Map Code: HCF
Status Code: Full
Age range: Early Devonian Epoch (DL) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: A well-rounded cobble and boulder conglomerate of mainly metamorphic rock types, with beds of pebbly sandstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The base of the lowest bed in which metamorphic rock types predominate in conglomerate clasts, overlying the Craighall Conglomerate Formation with its typically volcanic clasts.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The top of the highest conglomerate bed beneath a sequence of cross-bedded pebbly sandstones of the Tannadice Sandstone Member exposed in the River Ericht at [NO 1787 4577].
Thickness: About 950 m thick
Geographical Limits: The Blairgowrie to Alyth area, northern Midland Valley.
Parent Unit: Scone Sandstone Formation (SCN)
Previous Name(s): Hatton Conglomerate Formation (-4700)
Gourdie Conglomerate Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: See HCF] (GCGF)
Alternative Name(s): Gourdie Conglomerate Formation
Stratotypes:
Type Section  River Ericht section. 
Reference(s):
Crane, A, Goodman, S, Krabbendam, M, Leslie, A G, Paterson, I B, Roberston, S and Rollin, K, 2002. Geology of the Glen Shee district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 56W together with adjacent parts of sheets 55E, 65W and 64E (Scotland) 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S056 S056