The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Quarry Arenite Formation

Computer Code: QRY Preferred Map Code: QRY
Status Code: Full
Age range: Wenlock Epoch (SW) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Reddish-brown, greyish-brown, medium-grained, slightly micaceous sandstones, in beds 0.5 to 1.2m thick; large-scale cross-bedding. Shaly intraclasts occur. Soft, red and friable with reduction spots at top.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Upper surface of uppermost bed of conglomerate in the Hareshaw Conglomerate.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Lower surface of lowest bed of conglomerate in the overlying Greywacke Conglomerate.
Thickness: 450m
Geographical Limits: Lower Palaeozoic Inlier of the Hagshaw Hill, Scotland. (50k sheets 23W, 23E and 15W).
Parent Unit: Monks Water Group (MKW)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Reference Section  Hareshaw Hill, 0.5 to 1.5km north of Parish Holm Farm. 
Type Section  Douglas Water section. 0.8km southwest of Parish Holm. 
Rolfe, W D I, 1961. The Geology of the Hagshaw Hills Silurian Inlier, Lanarkshire. Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society, Vol.18, Part 3, 240-269. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S023 S023 S015