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. 
Lapworth, C, 1882. The Girvan Succession. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 38, 537-666. 
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. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S008 S007