The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Newside Arenite Member

Computer Code: NWA Preferred Map Code: NWA
Status Code: Full
Age range: Wenlock Epoch (SW) — Wenlock Epoch (SW)
Lithological Description: Mainly pale olive-grey to brownish grey arkosic medium-grained sandstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Incoming of predominantly sandstone succession belonging to the Newside Arenite Member above the greenish grey conglomerate forming the Fence Conglomerate Member of the Westgate Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The transitional top of the predominantly sandstone succession belonging to the Newside Arenite Member of the Westgate Formation below interdigitating lenses of conglomerate containing a high percentage of quartzite pebbles which constitutes the Kirk Hill Conglomerate Member.
Thickness: c.365m
Geographical Limits: Carmichael Inlier, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Westgate Formation (WGAT)
Previous Name(s): Newside Arenite (-3901)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Exposures in the Carmichael Burn, and eastwards to Cross Ridge. Rolfe, 1960 
Reference(s):
Rolfe, W D I, 1960. The Silurian inlier of Carmichael, Lanarkshire. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol.64, 245-260 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S023