The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Salsburgh Volcanic Formation

Computer Code: SALV Preferred Map Code: SALV
Status Code: Full
Age range: Visean Stage (CV) — Visean Stage (CV)
Lithological Description: Greenish tuffs and basaltic lavas interbedded with strata of the West Lothian Oil-Shale Formation.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Base is unconformable on supposed Lower Devonian rocks in the Salsburgh No.1A Oilwell (BGS Reg. No.NS86SW/89).
Definition of Upper Boundary: The upper boundary is a transition into sedimentary strata.
Thickness: 101.5m
Geographical Limits: Unknown, the formation is only known from the Salsburgh 1A borehole.
Parent Unit: Bathgate Group (BATH)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Borehole section Salsburgh No.1A Borehole (NS86SW/89), 609 fathoms, 3 feet (1114.65m) to 665 fathoms (1216.15m). 
Type Section  Borehole section, Salsburgh No.1A Borehole (NS86SW/89). 609 fathoms, 3 feet (1114.65m) to 665 fathoms (1216.15m) 
Reference(s):
Browne, M A E, Dean, M T, Hall, I H S, McAdam, A D Monro, S K and Chisholm, J I. 1999. A lithostratigraphical framework for the Carboniferous rocks in the Midland Valley of Scotland. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/99/07. 
Falcon, N L and Kent, P. 1960. Geological results of petroleum exploration in Britain, 1945-1957. Geological Society of London, Memoir, 2, 1-56. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S031