The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Millbuie Sandstone Group

Computer Code: MSGR Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full, pending ratification
Age range: Mid Devonian Epoch (DM) — Mid Devonian Epoch (DM)
Lithological Description: Red grey and yellow sandstones sometimes lightly friable, and reddish marly clays; included on horizon of Silurian calcareous shale with fossils.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at the base of the sandstone of the Millbuie Sandstone Group where it rests conformably upon conglomerate of Devonian age.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The group is unconformably overlain by Pleistocene deposits.
Thickness: 900 metres approx.
Geographical Limits: Millbuie Moor, Black Isle, Ross-shire.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Millbuie, Black Isle. 
Horne, J and Hinxman, L W and others, 1914. Beauly and Inverness. Memoir of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Vol.62. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable