The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Mindork Formation

Computer Code: MDK Preferred Map Code: MDK
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Llandovery Epoch (SL) — Llandovery Epoch (SL)
Lithological Description: Thick-bedded to massive, medium to coarse-grained greywacke, of variable, often pyroxenous composition.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Faulted.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Faulted.
Thickness: From about 2 km to 3 km thick.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Gala Group (GALA)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Mindork Fell, 1:50,000 Sheet S4W. 
Reference(s):
Barnes, R P, (in prep). The geology of the Kirkcowan, Wigtown and Whithorn districts. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 4W, 4E and 2 (Scotland). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S004