The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kilsyth No.1 Blackband Under Coal

Computer Code: K1U Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Pendleian Substage (CE) — Pendleian Substage (CE)
Lithological Description: Rarely present but correlatable thin coal. Locally indistinct and commonly replaced by sandstone. Correlation value is defined as its underlying association with the 60cm Kilsyth No.1 Blackband Coal, which is widely worked.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Kilsyth No 1 Blackband Under Coal overlies the Berryhills Limestone and a thin seat earth within the Limestone Coal Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by a "cyclothem" containing the 60cm thick Kilsyth No.1 Blackband Coal within the Limestone Coal Formation.
Thickness: 0.13m
Geographical Limits: Glasgow -Stirling area of the Midland Valley, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Limestone Coal Formation (LSC)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): Bank Coal
Type Section  Twechar No.6 Bore, Kilsyth, Glasgow (Borehole 151, within NS77NW) at 132m depth. Forsyth and Read, 1962. 
Forsyth, I H and Read, W A. 1962. The Correlation of the Limestone Coal Group above the Kilsyth coking coal in the Glasgow-Stirling region. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain No.19, 29-52. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable