The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Pinstane Conglomerate Member

Computer Code: PNC Preferred Map Code: PNC
Status Code: Full
Age range: Llandovery Epoch (SL) — Llandovery Epoch (SL)
Lithological Description: Irregular packets and lenses of pebble and boulder conglomerate within wacke sandstone. Clasts include vein quartz, quartzite, rhyolite, microgranite, granophyre, granite, chert and mudstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Enclosed within wacke sandstone of the Mindork Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Enclosed within wacke sandstone of the Mindork Formation.
Thickness: Several packets of beds, some packets up to 100m thick.
Geographical Limits: Southern Uplands of Scotland.
Parent Unit: Mindork Formation (MDK)
Previous Name(s): Pinstane Conglomerate (-1124)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Immediately south of summit of Pinstane, 13km northwest of Moffat. 
Reference(s):
Peach, B N and Horne, J. 1899. The Silurian Rocks of Britain, Volume 1. Scotland. Memoir of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable