The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Little Morven Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: LMOCO Preferred Map Code: LmCo
Status Code: Full
Age range: Eifelian Age (DI) — Eifelian Age (DI)
Lithological Description: Conglomerate.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Taken where conglomerate of the Little Morven Conglomerate Member rests unconformably on sandstone of the Ousdale Arkose Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Taken where conglomerate of the Little Morven Conglomerate Member is overlain by sandstone of the Maiden Pap Sandstone Formation.
Thickness: 70m
Geographical Limits: Occurs only in outliers overlying basement rocks within the area of 1:50K sheet (Scotland) 109E (Kildonan).
Parent Unit: Maiden Pap Sandstone Formation (MPSA)
Previous Name(s): Conglomerates Of Morven (-368)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Little Maiden Pap, Sutherland, c.15km east of Dunbeath. Read, 1931, p.202. 
Reference(s):
Read, H H, 1931. The geology of Central Sutherland. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Scotland, sheets 108 and 109. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S109