The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Rehiran Cryoturbate Member

Computer Code: RECR Preferred Map Code: REH
Status Code: Full
Age range: Ipswichian Stage (QI) — Ipswichian Stage (QI)
Lithological Description: Clayey, sandy,silty gravel (diamicton), matrix-supported, very dense, very pale grey to white, with disseminated black charcoal and peaty material. Gravel similar in composition to that occuring in the Craig Daimh Gravel Formation below, but bleached white or pale yellow.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Gradational contact over 10 to 20cm with weathered clayey cobble gravel of the Craig an Daimh Gravel Formation below.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Gradational with the white peaty sandy clayey gravel of the Drummournie Biogenic Member above.
Thickness: 1m
Geographical Limits: Sheet 84W (Fortrose), southeast of Inverness.
Parent Unit: Dalcharn Palaeosol Formation (DNPS)
Previous Name(s): Dalcharn Cryoturbate Member (-4293)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Exposed near the base of river cliff sections of the Allt Dearg, 6km southwest of Cawdor, Nairnshire, at the Dalcharn Interglacial site (west). Walker, M J C and 6 others. 1992. 
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). 
Walker, M J and 6 others. 1992. Allt Odhar and Dalcharn: two pre-Late Devensian (Late Weichselian) sites in northern Scotland. Journal of the Quaternary Science, Vol.7, 69-86. 
Sutherland D G and Gordon, J E. (editors). 1993. The Quaternary of Scotland. Geological Conservation Review Series: 6. London: Chapman and Hall. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S084