The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Leaze Formation

Computer Code: LZ Preferred Map Code: LZ
Status Code: Full
Age range: Wenlock Epoch (SW) — Wenlock Epoch (SW)
Lithological Description: Greyish red fine-grained sandstones in beds 0.3 to 1.6m thick, interbedded with red-brown silty mudstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Transition from greenish grey sandstones with beds of greenish-grey siltstone of Dunside Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Passage into yellow-brown sandstones of Birkenhead Sandstone.
Thickness: 400m
Geographical Limits: Muirkirk to Strathaven area, Strathclyde region, Central Scotland.
Parent Unit: Waterhead Group (Cf Glenbuck Group) (WHD)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Partial Type Section  Exposures along Leaze Burn. 
Jennings, J S. Not published. The geology of the eastern part of the Lesmahagow Inlier. Ph.D.Thesis, University of Edinburgh, 1961. 
Walton, E K, 1965. "In" Craig, G Y, (Editor). The Geology of Scotland: Lower Palaeozoic rocks. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 161-227. 
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