The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kelly Burn Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: KBS Preferred Map Code: KBS
Status Code: Full
Age range: Late Devonian Epoch (DU) — Late Devonian Epoch (DU)
Lithological Description: Mainly red, cross-bedded, pebbly sandstone with subordinate conglomerate beds.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Passes downwards into the Skelmorlie Conglomerate Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Apparent disconformity at the base of the Kinnesswood Formation.
Thickness: About 1500 m thick.
Geographical Limits: Great Cumbrae-Inverclyde area, west of the Largs Fault Zone, on sheets 21, 22 (uncertain), 29, 30(W).
Parent Unit: Stratheden Group (SAG)
Previous Name(s): Kellyburn Sandstone Formation (-2260)
Seamill Sandstone Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: Use KBS] (SEA)
Seamill Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: Use KBS] (SS)
Alternative Name(s): Glenvale Sandstone Formation
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Kelly Burn, north-east of Skelmorlie, sheet SO29E. 
Reference(s):
Browne, M A E, Smith, R A and Aitken, A M. 2001. A lithostratigraphical framework for the Devonian (Old Red Sandstone) rocks of Scotland south of a line from Fort William to Aberdeen. Version 3. British Geological Survey Research Report RR/01/04. 
Paterson, I B and Hall, I H S, 1986. Lithostratigraphy of the late Devonian and early Carboniferous rocks in the Midland Valley of Scotland. British Geological Survey Report, 18/3. 
Bluck, B J. 1978. Sedimentation in a late orogenic basin; the Old Red Sandstone of the Midland Valley of Scotland. American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Memoirs No.12. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S029 S021 S022 S030 S030