The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Raddery Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: RDF Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Mid Devonian Epoch (DM) — Mid Devonian Epoch (DM)
Lithological Description: Red sandstones largely of fluvial origin with lensing conglomerate members and muddy lacustrine members with fish fragments.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformable lower contact on Kilmuir Conglomerate Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Upper contact not established.
Thickness: + 1000 metres.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Black Isle Sandstone Group (BKI)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Sheet 84W, (NH64NE). 
Reference(s):
Fletcher, T P et al. 1996. Geology of the Fortrose and eastern Inverness district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 84W (Scotland). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S093 S103 S084 S094 S094