The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Red Sandstone Member

Computer Code: RDS Preferred Map Code: RDS
Status Code: Full
Age range: Wenlock Epoch (SW) — Ludlow Epoch (SU)
Lithological Description: Red, lithic, medium-grained, trough cross-bedded sandstone and massive or thinly planar-bedded sandstone farther west.
Definition of Lower Boundary: At the top of the highest coarse-grained bed in the underlying Cowie Harbour Conglomerate Member.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The top is taken at the base of the lowest grey sandy siltstone bed in the Cowie Harbour Siltstone Member, overlying the red lithic sandstones.
Thickness: 32-210m
Geographical Limits: Stonehaven area.
Parent Unit: Cowie Sandstone Formation (CWE)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Coastal section at Cowie Harbour. 
Reference(s):
Armstrong, M, Donovan, R M and Paterson, I B, 1978. Angus and Kincardine. In Friend, P F and Williams, B P J (editors), A field guide to selected outcrop areas of the Devonian of Scotland, the Welsh Borderland and South Wales. Palaeontological Association. 
Carroll, S, 1994. Geology of the Stonehaven District. 1:10 000 Sheets NO88NW, NO88NE, NO88SW and NO88SE. British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/94/19. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable