The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Money Head Formation

Computer Code: MNY Preferred Map Code: MNY
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Rhuddanian Age (SR) — Rhuddanian Age (SR)
Lithological Description: Greywacke, thickly bedded for the most part but interbedded with sporadic units of thinly-bedded greywacke and siltstone. The greywacke composition is variable from bed to bed.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Tectonic contacts. Lower contact faulted against the Sinniness Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Tectonic contacts. Upper boundary faulted against the Shinnel and Mindork Formations.
Thickness: About 500 metres.
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 Section  Sea cliff section at Money Head, 7.5 km south east from Portpatrick. 1:50,000 Sheet 3 (Stranraer). 
Reference(s):
Barnes, R P, Anderson, T B and McCurry, J A . 1987. Along-strike variation in the stratigraphical and structural profile of the Southern Uplands Central Belt in Galloway and Longford Down. Journal of the Geological Society, 144, 807 - 816. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S003