The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Raebeg Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: RAES Preferred Map Code: RAES
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pridoli Epoch (SO) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Micaceous sandstone and siltstone, red-brown to fawn, flaggy, well-bedded, immature, commonly weathered, soft and friable. Pebbly beds common near base.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Sedimentary transition into Delnabo Conglomerate Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Junction with Conglass Sandstone Formation, not exposed.
Thickness: ca. 100 m.
Geographical Limits: North-east of the Conglass Water in the north-east part of Tomintoul ORS outlier, upper Banffshire; a 50 km2 outlier, 15 x 5 km in extent, that is totally separated from other ORS outcrops of the north-east Grampian area.
Parent Unit: Tomintoul Group (TOMI)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Raebeg Burm, Tomintoul. Mendum, J R and Stephenson, D. In preparation. 
Reference(s):
Mendum, J R and Stephenson, D. In preparation. Geology of the Glenlivet and Glenbuchat district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 75W and 75E. (Scotland). 
Hinxman, L W, 1896. Explanation of sheet 75, west Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, parts of Elgin and Inverness. Memoirs of the Geological Survey, Scotland. (Edinburgh: HMSO for Geological Survey). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S075 S075