The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Ingleston Vent

Computer Code: INGL Preferred Map Code: INGV
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Emsian Age (DE) — Emsian Age (DE)
Lithological Description: Subvolcanic explosion-breccia vent, with mainly igneous rocks set in a matrix of decomposed lamprophyre.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The intrusive contacts with the country rock is poorly exposed, which together with diffuse internal structures, makes field relationships difficult to define.
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: Unit thickness is unknown, but the vent is about 50m in diameter.
Geographical Limits: Kirkcudbright Sheet 5W (Scotland).
Parent Unit: Black Stockarton Moor Subvolcanic Complex (BSTM)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Vent, 1km SSW of Twynholm. Rock, Cooper & Gasgarth, 1986. 
Rock, N M S, Cooper, C and Gaskarth, J W. 1986 Late Caledonian subvolcanic vents and associated dykes in the Kirkcudbright area, Galloway, South-West Scotland. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol. 46, 29-37. 
Leake, R C and Cooper, C. 1983. The Black Stockarton Moor Subvolcanic Complex, Galloway. Journal of the Geological Society, London. Vol. 140, 665-676. 
Lintern, B C and Floyd, J D. 2000. Geology of the Kirkcudbright-Dalbeattie District. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 5W, 5E and part of 6W (Scotland). 
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