The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Strathendrick Formation

Computer Code: SRCK Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Holocene Epoch (QH) — Holocene Epoch (QH)
Lithological Description: In addition to alluvium of the present day floodplain and river terrace deposits, the Strathendrick Formation includes a wide range of lithologies encompassing pebbles, fine to coarse gravel, cobbles and boulders in a sandy matrix and coarse- to fine-grained sand, silt and clay. Beds rich in organic remains occur as well as peat (in the floodplain deposits).
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformity on older Quaternary deposits and bedrock.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Normally the land surface.
Thickness: Veneer to several metres.
Geographical Limits: Recognised in the Clyde catchment area as the fluvial and lacustrine deposits of the valley of the Endrick Water.
Parent Unit: Clyde Catchments Subgroup (CLYCA)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Partial Type Section  British Geological Survey Mains of Kilmaronock Borehole, near Drymen (Registered No. NS 48NW/3). Browne and McMillan, 1989a, b. 
Type Area  The valley of the Endrick Water, in the Clyde catchment [the NGR vallews mark the approximate western and eastern limits of the valley]. 
Reference(s):
Browne, M A E and McMillan, A A. 1989b. Geology for land use planning: drift deposits of the Clyde valley Volume 1: Planning Report. British Geological Survey Technical Report, WA/89/78. 
Browne, M A E and McMillan, A A. 1989a. Quaternary geology of the Clyde valley. British Geological Survey Research Report, SA/89/1. 
McMillan, A A. 2005. A provisional Quaternary and Neogene lithostratigraphical framework for Great Britain. (Netherlands: Journal of Geosciences), 84-2, 87-107. 
Browne, M A E and Forsyth, I H. 1998. Geology of the Glasgow district. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheet 30E (Scotland). 
McMillan, A A, Hamblin, R J O and Merritt, J W. 2005. An overview of the lithostratigraphical framework for the Quarternary and Neogene deposits of Great Britain (onshore). British Geological Survey Research Report RR/04/04. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S038 S038