The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Maiden Pap Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: MPSA Preferred Map Code: LmCo
Status Code: Full
Age range: Eifelian Age (DI) — Eifelian Age (DI)
Lithological Description: Sandstone, flaggy, felspathic, red.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable on the Breamore Mudstone Formation and Ousdale Arkose Formation; basal conglomerate (Little Morven Conglomerate Member) locally developed.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by conglomerate and sandstone of the Morven Conglomerate Formation.
Thickness: c.300m
Geographical Limits: BGS Scotland Sheet 109E (Kildonan).
Parent Unit: Caithness Flagstone Group (CNFL)
Previous Name(s): Maiden Pap Conglomerate Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: Use MPSA] (MAPA)
Maiden Pap Sandstone (-4202)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Maiden Pap, Sutherland, c.12km east of Dunbeath H H Read, 1931, p.202. 
Reference(s):
Read, H H, 1931. The geology of Central Sutherland. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Scotland, sheets 108 and 109. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S109