The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kirkcolm Formation

Computer Code: KKF Preferred Map Code: KKF
Status Code: Full
Age range: Caradoc Series (O4) — Caradoc Series (O4)
Lithological Description: Sandstone/siltstone turbidite sequence.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Rests on Moffat Shale Group.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Faulted (Glenn App Fault/Carcow Fault)
Thickness: c.4500m
Geographical Limits: Southern Uplands of Scotland between Leadhills Fault and Glen App/Carcow Fault).
Parent Unit: Barrhill Group (BRHL)
Previous Name(s): Conrig Formation (-1623)
Kirkcolm Group (-1624)
Abington Formation (-3499)
Afton Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: Use KKF] (AFTN)
Butt Hill Member (-4124)
Lochryan Formation (Obsolete Name And Code: Use KKF) (-4125)
Lochryan Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: Use KKF] (LRYN)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Coast section, west coast of Rhins of Galloway. 
Kelling, G, 1961. The stratigraphy and structure of the Ordovician rocks of the Rhinns of Galloway. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.117, 37-75. 
Floyd, J D, 1996. Lithostratigraphy of the Ordovician rocks in the Southern Uplands: Crawford Group, Moffat Shale Group, Leadhills Supergroup. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol.86, 153-165. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S001 S003 S008 S008 S004 S015 S007 S024 S015