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. 
Lapworth, C, 1882. The Girvan Succession. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 38, 537-666. 
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. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S008 S007