The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Main Coal (Ballycastle, Northern Ireland)

Computer Code: MANC Preferred Map Code: MANC
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Pendleian Substage (CE) — Pendleian Substage (CE)
Lithological Description: Coal.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Rests on pink sandstones of Ballyvoy Sandstoen Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by sandstone of Ballyvoy Sandstone Formation.
Thickness: 1.4 m.
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Ballyvoy Sandstone Formation (BVYS)
Previous Name(s): Main Coal (*232)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  North-east coast of County Antrim. Cliff sections east of Ballycastle. (All seam was worked out). 
Reference(s):
Wilson, H E and Robbie, J A. 1966. Geology of the Country around Ballycastle. Memoir of the Geological Survey. [Belfast: HMSO.] 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
N08