The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Locharbriggs Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: LCH Preferred Map Code: Lch
Status Code: Full
Age range: Cisuralian Epoch (PLC) — Cisuralian Epoch (PLC)
Lithological Description: Aeolian dune sandstone; very well sorted unimodal sandstones exhibiting large scale dune cross-bedding.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable on Lower Palaeozoic turbidites; locally unconformable on probable Carboniferous strata.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Interdigitates with and overlain by the Doweel Breccia Formation.
Thickness: 1000m
Geographical Limits: Dumfries Basin and offshore extension within the North Solway Basin.
Parent Unit: Stewartry Group (STEW)
Previous Name(s): Dumfries Sandstone (DFS)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Sections in Locharbriggs Quarries. 
Reference(s):
Brookfield, M E, 1978. Revision of the Stratigraphy of Permian and Supposed Permian Rocks of Southern Scotland. Geologische Rundschau, Vol.67, p.110-143. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S010 S009