The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kildress Limestone Member

Computer Code: KDS Preferred Map Code: KDS
Status Code: Full
Age range: Visean Stage (CV) — Visean Stage (CV)
Lithological Description: Limestone, dolomitic, silty and ferrugenous.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Interpreted to be conformable on the unnamed lower red sandstone/conglomerate succession in Derryloran Formation (boundary not seen).
Definition of Upper Boundary: Interpreted to be conformably overlain by white, soft quartz sandstone (Gortnagross Sandstone Member); boundary not seen.
Thickness: c.50m
Geographical Limits: Kildress, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Parent Unit: Derryloran Formation (DLN)
Previous Name(s): Kildress Beds (Part) (-2262)
Kildress Limestone (-3493)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Vicinity of and bed of Ballenderry River, Kildress, County Tyrone. 
Reference(s):
Portlock, J E, 1843. Report on the Geology of the County of Londonderry and parts of Tyrone and Fermanagh. HMSO, Dublin. 
Padget, P, 1952. Carboniferous Beds at Kildress, Co.Tyrone. Irish Naturalists' Journal, Vol.X, no.9 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
N26