The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Pencleuch Shale Formation

Computer Code: PCH Preferred Map Code: PCH
Status Code: Full
Age range: Llandovery Epoch (SL) — Llandovery Epoch (SL)
Lithological Description: Lower grey shale unit and upper black shale unit.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformably overlies Saugh Hill Grits Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Disconformably overlain by Lower Camregan Grits Formation (Penwhapple North Group).
Thickness: 60-150m
Geographical Limits: Girvan area, south-west Scotland.
Parent Unit: Newlands Subgroup (NEWL)
Previous Name(s): Sedgwicki Shales (-4245)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Penwhapple Burn, Girvan, Sheet SO08W. 
Reference(s):
Cocks, L R M and Toghill, P, 1973. The biostratigraphy of the Silurian rocks of the Girvan District, Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 129, 209-243. 
Lapworth, C, 1882. The Girvan Succession. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 38, 537-666. 
Floyd, J D and Williams, M. 2003. A revised correlation of Silurian rocks in the Girvan district, SW Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol. 93 (for 2002), 383-92. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S008