The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Portencorkrie Intrusion

Computer Code: PCRK Preferred Map Code: PCRK
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pridoli Epoch (SO) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Zoned granitic intrusion, granitic core, dioritic envelope.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Intrusive contact.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Intrusive contact.
Thickness: c. 5 square km in area
Geographical Limits: South end of Rhins of Galloway.
Parent Unit: Galloway Granitic Suite (GALGR)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Reference Section  Coastal section around Portencorkrie. Holgate, 1943 
Holgate, N. 1943. The Portencorkrie Complex of Wigtownshire. Geological Magazine. Vol. 80, p. 171 - 195. 
Stone, P, 1995. Geology of the Rhins of Galloway district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 1 & 3 (Scotland). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S001 S003