The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Redhythe Quartzite Member

Computer Code: REDQ Preferred Map Code: RedQ
Status Code: Full
Age range: Neoproterozoic Era (AZ) — Neoproterozoic Era (AZ)
Lithological Description: Quartzite, grey to off-white, with minor psammite, thick-bedded.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Base faulted out in coast section.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Change from thick-bedded quartzite to interbedded psammite and semipelite.
Thickness: c.60m at coast.
Geographical Limits: Coast section from Red Haven to Foul Hole [NJ 5660 6660 - 5780 6675]; not exposed inland.
Parent Unit: Arnbath Psammite Formation (ARPS)
Previous Name(s): Included In Durn Hill Quartzite (-489)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Coastal section from Red Haven to Foul Hole. 
Harris, A L, Haselock, P J, Kennedy, M J and Mendum, J R, 1994. The Dalradian Supergroup in Scotland, Shetland and Ireland. 33-53 in Gibbons, W E and Harris, A L (editors). A revised correlation of Precambrian rocks in the British Isles. Special Report of the Geological Society, London, No.22. 
Stephenson, D, et al. 1993. Stratigraphy and correlation of the Dalradian rocks of the East Grampian Project area. British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/93/91. 
Read, H H, 1923. Geology of the country around Banff, Huntly and Turriff, Lower Banffshire and north-west Aberdeenshire. Memoir of the Geological Survey, Scotland Sheets 86 and 96 (Scotland). 
Stephenson, D and Gould, D , 1995. British Regional Geology: the Grampian Highlands (4th edition). (London: HMSO for the British Geological Survey), 67-68. 
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