The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Stinchar Limestone Formation

Computer Code: SLF Preferred Map Code: SLF
Status Code: Full
Age range: Abereiddian Stage (O2) — Caradoc Series (O4)
Lithological Description: Rubbly, sandy and massive limestone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformably overlies Confinis Flags and Auchensoul Bridge Mudstone.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Part conformable, part erosive, overlain by Benan Conglomerate.
Thickness: 64m
Geographical Limits: Girvan area, southwest Scotland.
Parent Unit: Barr Group (BARR)
Previous Name(s): Stinchar Limestone [Obsolete Name And Code: Use SLF] (STLM)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Benan Burn. 
Williams, A, 1962. The Barr and Lower Ardmillan Series (Caradoc) of the Girvan district, southwest Ayrshire, with descriptions of the Brachiopoda. Memoir of the Geological Society of London, No.3. 
Lapworth, C, 1882. The Girvan Succession. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 38, 537-666. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S008 S007