The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Red Head Sandstone Member

Computer Code: RHF Preferred Map Code: rasm
Status Code: Full
Age range: Early Devonian Epoch (DL) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Red-brown ro purple-grey, fine- to coarse-grained sandstone, the lower part contains red mudstones and siltstones with small calcareous concretions with local pebbly sandstones, including concretionary limestone clasts.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The top of the uppermost fine-grained unit of the Dundee Flagstone Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: The base of the Auchmithie Conglomerate Member of the Scone Sandstone.
Thickness: About 455 m thick.
Geographical Limits: The coastal area between Monifieth and Lunan Bay/Red Head, and the south-east limb of the Sidlaw Anticline.
Parent Unit: Scone Sandstone Formation (SCN)
Previous Name(s): Tannadice Formation (*943)
Red Head Formation (*920)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  Panlathymill Burn section, north of Canoustie, from [NO 564 375] (base), to [NO 574 366], (top). Armstrong et al., 1985. 
Reference(s):
Browne, M A E, Smith, R A and Aitken, A M. 2001. A lithostratigraphical framework for the Devonian (Old Red Sandstone) rocks of Scotland south of a line from Fort William to Aberdeen. Version 3. British Geological Survey Research Report RR/01/04. 
Armstrong, M and Paterson, I B, 1970. The Lower Old Red Sandstone of the Strathmore Region. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences No.70/12 
Armstrong, M, Paterson, I B and Browne, M A E, 1985. Geology of the Perth and Dundee district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 48W, 48E and 49 (Scotland). 108pp. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S049 S057