The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kirkland Conglomerate Formation

Computer Code: KDC Preferred Map Code: KDC
Status Code: Full
Age range: Abereiddian Stage (O2) — Abereiddian Stage (O2)
Lithological Description: Pebble, cobble and boulder conglomerate.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable on Balcreuchan Group, Ballantrae Complex.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Conformably overlain by Confinis Flags Formation/Auchensoul Limestone Formation/Auchensoul Bridge Mudstone.
Thickness: c.150m
Geographical Limits: Stinchar Valley area, Girvan. Nature of lateral boundaries unknown.
Parent Unit: Barr Group (BARR)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Kirkland Burn. 
Reference Section  Benan Burn. 
Fortey, R A, Harper, D A T, Ingham, J K, Owen, A W, Parkes, M A, Rushton, A W A and Woodcock, N H. 2000. A revised correlation of Ordovician rocks in the British Isles. Geological Society Special Report, No.24. 
Lapworth, C, 1882. The Girvan Succession. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 38, 537-666. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S008 S007