The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kilskeery Group

Computer Code: KILS Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Asbian Substage (CR) — Pendleian Substage (CE)
Lithological Description: Consists of three formations: Topped Mountain Sandstone Formation (lowest), Ballyreagh Conglomerate Formation and Ballinamallard Mudstone Formation.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Faulted contact excising base of Topped Mountain Sandstone Formation, not seen.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Faulted contact excising top of Ballinamallard Mudstone Formation; not seen.
Thickness: About 2500m
Geographical Limits: The south-western sector of the Fintona Block, Northern Ireland.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Dingle Beds (Lower Old Red Sandstone) (-3497)
Fintona Group (FIN)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Between the Tempo-Sixmilecross, Killadeas-Seskinore and Lower Lough Erne faults (Mitchell and Owens, 1990, fig.2) in triangle between Killadeas (H20 54), Seskinore (H48 63) and Lisbellaw (H30 41). 
Reference(s):
Mitchell, W I and Owens, B, 1990. The geology of the western part of the Fintona Block, Northern Ireland: Evolution of Carboniferous basins. Geological Magazine, Vol.127 (5), 407-426. 
Wilkinson, S B, 1882. The geology of the country around Eniskillen, Fivemiletown, Trillick, Lisbellew and Maguiresbridge. Explanatory Memoir to accompany Sheet 45 of the maps of the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland. Dublin and London. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
N33