The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Spango Pluton

Computer Code: SPAN Preferred Map Code: SPAN
Status Code: Full
Age range: Pridoli Epoch (SO) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Minor pluton of granodiorite intruded into wackes of the Leadhills Supergroup (Ordovician).
Definition of Lower Boundary: Intrusive.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Intrusive.
Thickness: Elliptical pluton c.5km x 2.4km, orientated NE - SW.
Geographical Limits: Sanquhar area.
Parent Unit: South Of Scotland Granitic Suite (SSCGR)
Previous Name(s): Spango Granodiorite (-2438)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Gareland Burn - Spango Water, 9km north of Sanquhar. 
Reference(s):
Walker, F, 1928. The plutonic intrusions of the Southern Uplands east of the Nith Valley. Geological Magazine, Vol. 65, p. 153 - 162. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S015 S015