The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Melgund Sandstone Member

Computer Code: MDF Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Early Devonian Epoch (DL) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Lower Boundary: The top of the highest fine-grained member in the Dundee Flagstone Formation in the Melgund Castle-Finavon area, between Forfar and Brechin.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The base of the Finavon Conglomerate Member, except where the conglomerate is absent, this unit may not be distinguishable from theTannadice Sandstone Member.
Thickness: none recorded or not applicable
Geographical Limits: In the Forfar-Brechin area, on the south-east limb of the Strathmore Syncline, on Sheets 57E and 57W.
Parent Unit: Scone Sandstone Formation (SCN)
Previous Name(s): Melgund Formation (-2317)
Alternative Name(s): Red Head Formation
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Armstrong, M and Paterson, I B, 1970. The Lower Old Red Sandstone of the Strathmore Region. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences No.70/12 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S057 S057