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
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Coastal section from Red Haven to Foul Hole. 
Reference(s):
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. 
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. 
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. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S096