The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Sandy's Creek Mudstone Formation

Computer Code: SACR Preferred Map Code: SACR
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pridoli Epoch (SO) — Pragian Age (DP)
Lithological Description: Siltstones, silty mudstones and greenish grey, contorted bedded sandstones.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Faulted contact.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Faulted contact.
Thickness: 30m thickness seen.
Geographical Limits: Faulted inlier near Portencross,Sheet 21/22W.
Parent Unit: Arbuthnott-Garvock Group (ATGK)
Previous Name(s): Sandy's Creek Formation (-1800)
Sandy's Creek Beds (-512)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  At Portencross on the Hunterston peninsular 
Reference(s):
Monro, S K. 1999. Geology of the Irvine District. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 22W and part of 21E (Scotland). 
Patterson, E M, 1949. The Old Red Sandstone rocks of the West Kilbride - Largs District, Aryshire. Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow, Vol.21, pp.207-236. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S022