The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Ree Burn Formation

Computer Code: RBN Preferred Map Code: RBN
Status Code: Full
Age range: Telychian Age (ST) — Sheinwoodian Age (SS)
Lithological Description: Medium-grey greywacke, sub-greywacke, siltstones, mudstones and shales. Greywackes are mainly thin (<0.3 m ) except at top of formation where there is about 11 metres of thickly bedded greywackes. The middle part consists of firmly laminated silty mudstones and mudstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Taken at the lowest occurrence of a persistent greywacke turbidite in the Ree Burn Formation to Smithy Burn Siltstone sequence.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Base of the overlying Parishholm Conglomerate.
Thickness: 290m
Geographical Limits: Lower Palaeozoic Inlier of the Hagshaw Hills, Scotland, (50k Sheets 23E, 23W and 15W).
Parent Unit: Hagshaw Group (HGW)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Ree Burn section/Douglas Water section, 0.4km south-south-west of Parish Holm Farm. 
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