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): Glenwhan Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: Use PPF] (GLWH)
Scar Formation [Obsolete Name And Code: Use PPF] (SCAR)
Portpatrick Group (-3623)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Coast section between Port of Spittal and Killantringan, Rhins of Galloway. 
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