The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kip Burn Formation

Computer Code: KPB Preferred Map Code: KPB
Status Code: Full
Age range: Wenlock Epoch (SW) — Wenlock Epoch (SW)
Lithological Description: Grey and dark grey laminated mudstones and silty mudstones. A few calcareous nodules.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Sharp base on greywacke/siltstone sequence of the Castle Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Transition to greenish grey silty mudstone of the Blaeberry Formation.
Thickness: 50m
Geographical Limits: Muirkirk to Strathaven area, Strathclyde region, Central Scotland.
Parent Unit: Priesthill Group [Cf Hagshaw Group] (PRH)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Partial Type Section  Exposures along Blaeberry Burn. 
Walton, E K, 1965. "In" Craig, G Y, (Editor). The Geology of Scotland: Lower Palaeozoic rocks. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 161-227. 
Jennings, J S. Not published. The geology of the eastern part of the Lesmahagow Inlier. Ph.D.Thesis, University of Edinburgh, 1961. 
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