The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Linkim Formation

Computer Code: LIN Preferred Map Code: LIN
Status Code: Full
Age range: Wenlock Epoch (SW) — Wenlock Epoch (SW)
Lithological Description: Massive, greywacke sandstone and thinly-bedded, laminated siltstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Faulted.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Faulted.
Thickness: c.200m
Geographical Limits: Coldingham area, Berwickshire, southeast Scotland.
Parent Unit: Not Applicable (-)
Previous Name(s): Linkim Beds (-1028)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Rocks on foreshore, Fleurs Dean to Callercove Point, south of Coldingham Bay, Berwickshire, southeast Scotland. Greig, 1988. 
Reference(s):
Greig, D C. 1988. Geology of the Eyemouth district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 34 (Scotland). 
Shiells, K A G and Dearman, W R. 1966. On the possible occurrence of Dalradian rocks in the Southern Uplands of Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, Vol.2, 231-242. 
Oliver, G J H, Smellie, J L, Thomas, L J, Casey, D M, Kemp, A E S, Evans, L J, Baldwin, J R and Hepworth B C. 1984. Early Palaeozoic metamorphic history of the Midland Valley, Southern Uplands - Longford Down massif and the Lake District, British Isles. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol.75, 245-258. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S034