The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Pishlinn Burn Gravel Formation

Computer Code: PIBG Preferred Map Code: PBG
Status Code: Full
Age range: Anglian Stage (QA) — Wolstonian Stage (QO)
Lithological Description: Gravel, cobbly, clast or matrix-supported mass movement or waterlain deposit. Clasts angular to subrounded; matrix silty sand.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Overlies bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Upper limit defined by base of Whitehills Glacigenic Formation or Crovie Till Formation.
Thickness: To 15m
Geographical Limits: Portknockie to Troup Head.
Parent Unit: East Grampian (Albion) Glacigenic Subgroup (EGAG)
Previous Name(s): Pre-Glacial Raised Beach (-2371)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  North side of Castle Hill, Gardenstown. 
Reference(s):
Merritt, J W, Auton, C A, Connell, E R, Hall, A M and Peacock, J D. 2003. The Cainozoic geology and landscape evolution of north-east Scotland. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 66E, 67, 76E, 77, 86E, 87W, 87E, 95, 96W, 96E and 97 (Scotland) 
Read, H H, 1923. Geology of the country around Banff, Huntly and Turriff, Lower Banffshire and north-west Aberdeenshire. Memoir of the Geological Survey, Scotland Sheets 86 and 96 (Scotland). 
Sutherland, D G, 1984. Gardenstown (Gamrie). 89-93 in Hall, A M. Buchan Field Guide. [Cambridge: Quaternary Research Association.] 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S096