The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Hailes Sandstone

Computer Code: HSS Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Visean Stage (CV) — Visean Stage (CV)
Lithological Description: White, grey-blue or pink massive sandstone (freestone) in two major units.
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: c.65m
Geographical Limits: Midlothian; named specifically after Hailes, Edinburgh.
Parent Unit: Calders Member (CDE)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Lexique Stratigraphique International. 1971. Volume 1, Europe, Fascicule 3a, England, Wales and Scotland, Part 3a VII, Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S032