The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Lower Dornoch Sandstone unit

Computer Code: LDSA Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Late Paleocene Epoch (GPL) — Late Paleocene Epoch (GPL)
Lithological Description: The Lower Dornoch Sandstone unit consists either of a single unit of sandstone or, more commonly, of units of sandstone separated by units of silty mudstone. In many sections, the Lower Dornoch Sandstone is absent, although siltstone equivalents may be present (e.g. 3/8a-5A, 9/18a-4).
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: none recorded or not applicable
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Dornoch Formation (DORN)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Knox, R W O'B and Holloway, S. 1992. 1. Paleogene of the Central and Northern North Sea. In: Knox, R W O'B and Cordey, W G (eds.) Lithostratigraphic nomenclature of the UK North Sea. British Geological Survey, Nottingham. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable