The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Portpatrick Formation

Computer Code: PPF Preferred Map Code: PPF
Status Code: Full
Age range: Caradoc Series (O4) — Caradoc Series (O4)
Lithological Description: Wacke and siltstone turbidite succession.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformably overlies the Lower Hartfell Shale Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Faulted.
Thickness: c.2000m
Geographical Limits: Southern Uplands of Scotland.
Parent Unit: Scaur Group (SCAU)
Previous Name(s): Portpatrick Group (-3623)
Scar Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: Use PPF] (SCAR)
Glenwhan Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: Use PPF] (GLWH)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Coast section between Port of Spittal and Killantringan, Rhins of Galloway. 
Reference(s):
Kelling, G. 1960. The stratigraphy and structure of the Ordovician rocks of the Rhinns of Galloway. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, Vol.117, 37-75. 
Floyd, J D, 1996. Lithostratigraphy of the Ordovician rocks in the Southern Uplands: Crawford Group, Moffat Shale Group, Leadhills Supergroup. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Vol.86, 153-165. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S001 S003 S004 S008 S008 S015 S024 S015 S032