The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Stirling Group [Obsolete Name And Code: Use INV]

Computer Code: SLG Preferred Map Code: SLG
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Devonian Period (D) — Carboniferous Period (C)
Lithological Description: Sandstone with fine-grained carbonate as beds, nodules and pebbles; subordinate siltstone and mudstone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: At top of Stratheden Group.
Definition of Upper Boundary: At base of Strathclyde Group.
Thickness: Up to 500 metres.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Not Entered (?)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Sheet S39W. 
Reference(s):
Paterson, I B, and Hall, I H S. 1986. Stratigraphy of the Upper Devonian and Lower Carboniferous in the Midland Valley of Scotland. Report of the British Geological Survey, 18/3. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S039