The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kirkhill Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: KKH Preferred Map Code: KKH
Status Code: Full
Age range: Wenlock Epoch (SW) — Wenlock Epoch (SW)
Lithological Description: Mainly conglomerate, with quartzite pebbles most common, but also chert, vein quartz and igneous rocks set in an olive-grey and brownish grey sandstone matrix; some sandstone lenses.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Incoming of the predominantly conglomerate succession belonging to the Kirk Hill Conglomerate Member above the Newside Arenite Member of the Westgate Formation
Definition of Upper Boundary: The top of the predominantly conglomerate succession belonging to the Kirk Hill Conglomerate Member of the Westgate Formation below the Eastgate Sandstone Member
Thickness: To 60m
Geographical Limits: Carmichael Inlier, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Westgate Formation (WGAT)
Previous Name(s): Kirk Hill Conglomerate (-2875)
Quartzite-Conglomerate (-2876)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Exposures around Kirk Hill, 200m southeast of East Mains Farm, Carmichael, Lanarkshire. Rolfe, 1960 
Reference(s):
Rolfe, W D I, 1960. The Silurian inlier of Carmichael, Lanarkshire. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol.64, 245-260 
Phillips E R, Barron, H F, Smith, R A and Arkley, S, 2004. Composition and provenance of the Silurian to Devonian sandstone sequences of the southern Midland Valley In Scottish Journal of Geology Vol. 40 pt/no 1 (2004). 
Read, H H, 1927. The geology of the country around Edinburgh: The Tinto district. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, London. Vol.38, 499-504 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S023