The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Slot Burn Formation

Computer Code: SBN Preferred Map Code: SBN
Status Code: Full
Age range: Wenlock Epoch (SW) — Wenlock Epoch (SW)
Lithological Description: Dark greenish-grey mudstones, siltstones and sandstones, mainly flat laminated.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Transition from greyish-red sandstones, siltstones and mudstones of Monument Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Transitional into greyish-red sandstones, siltstones and mudstones of Logan Formation.
Thickness: 85m
Geographical Limits: Muirkirk to Strathaven area, Strathclyde region, Central Scotland.
Parent Unit: Waterhead Group (Cf Glenbuck Group) (WHD)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  Stream section in Slot Burn. 
Reference(s):
Walton, E K, 1965. "In" Craig, G Y, (Editor). The Geology of Scotland: Lower Palaeozoic rocks. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 161-227. 
Jennings, J S. Not published. The geology of the eastern part of the Lesmahagow Inlier. Ph.D.Thesis, University of Edinburgh, 1961. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S023