The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Mill Of Forest Till Formation

Computer Code: MFT Preferred Map Code: MF
Status Code: Full
Age range: Devensian Stage (QD) — Devensian Stage (QD)
Lithological Description: Sandy diamicton, red-brown with clasts predominantly of Devonian rocks.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable: on pre Late Devensian deposits or bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Generally conformable, overlain by Ury Silts Formation and Drumlithie Sand and Gravel Formation.
Thickness: Very variable, generally 5 to 8m, up to 7m exposed at type section.
Geographical Limits: Howe of Mearns area and flanking the coastline between Stonehaven and the mouth of the River Dee.
Parent Unit: Mearns Glacigenic Subgroup (MDR)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Reference Section  BGS trial pit, reference number NO77NE/11, 250m northeast of East Mondynes, 0.3 to 3.2m depth. 
Reference Section  BGS trial pit, reference number NO77NW/1, c 320m southwest of Drumelzie Farm, near Auchenblae, 0.3 to 3.8m depth. 
Type Section  River cliff on the north side of the Carron Water, 200m downstream (east) of Mill of Forest Farm, Stonehaven. 
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:
S066 S067 S066 S077