The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Mearns (Albion) Glacigenic Subgroup [Name Reserved For Possible Future Use]

Computer Code: MEAG Preferred Map Code: MNA
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Cromerian Stage (QC) — Wolstonian Stage (QO)
Lithological Description: Suite of glacial, glaciofluvial and glaciocustrine deposits that contain clasts derived predominantly from Strathmore (red sandstone and mudstone, conglomerate and andesite), including sandy diamictons (till), sand, gravel, silt and clay. Deposited from ice that radiated from the Western Grampian mountains northeastwards through Strathmore to the coast.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Sharp, unconformable contact with bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Unconformable contact with units of the Mearns Glacigenic Subgroup.
Thickness: Currently unknown.
Geographical Limits: Strathmore, Angus.
Parent Unit: Albion Glacigenic Group (ALBI)
Previous Name(s): Red Series (-1013)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Strathmore, Angus. Merritt et al. 2003. 
Reference(s):
McMillan, A A, Hamblin, R J O and Merritt, J W. 2005. An overview of the lithostratigraphical framework for the Quarternary and Neogene deposits of Great Britain (onshore). British Geological Survey Research Report RR/04/04. 
Hall, A M and Connell, E R. 1991. The glacial deposits of Buchan, northeast Scotland. 129-136 in Ehlers, J, Gibbard, P L and Rose, J (editors), Glacial Deposits in Great Britain and Ireland. (Rotterdam: Balkema.) 
Merritt, J W, Auton, C A, Connell, E R, Hall, A M and Peacock, J D. 2003. The Cainozoic geology and landscape evolution of north-east Scotland. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 66E, 67, 76E, 77, 86E, 87W, 87E, 95, 96W, 96E and 97 (Scotland) 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable