The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Newlands Group [Obsolete Name And Code: See NWF]

Computer Code: NE Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Llandovery Epoch (SL) — Llandovery Epoch (SL)
Lithological Description: Black shales, flaggy greywackes and shales, conglomerates, grits, limestones and mudstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn at base of conglomerate of the Mulloch Hill Group where it rests unconformably on mudstone and sandstone interpreted to belong to the Shalloch Flagstone Group, and conformably on probable Drummuck Group rocks.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at conformable upward passage from grits probably belomging to the Camregan Group, to purple shales and mudstone of the Penkill Group.
Thickness: Approx. 320 metres.
Geographical Limits: Girvan district, Strathclyde, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): Newlands Series (-185)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Woodland Bay, near Girvan, Strathclyde, Scotland. 
Type Area  Craighead Inlier, north-west of Dailly, near Girvan, Strathclyde, Scotland. 
Type Area  Camregan Hill, near Girvan, Strathclyde, Scotland. 
Reference(s):
Greig, D C. 1971. British Regional Geology: the South of Scotland (3rd Edition). (Edinburgh: HMSO for the Institute of Geological Sciences.) 
Jones, O T, 1921. The Valentian Series. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, Vol.77, p.154-157. 
Peach, B N and Horne, J. 1899. The Silurian Rocks of Britain, Volume 1. Scotland. Memoir of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom. 
Lapworth, C, 1882. The Girvan Succession. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 38, 537-666. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable