The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Sronbane Coal (Ballycastle, Northern Ireland)

Computer Code: SRNC Preferred Map Code: SRNC
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Brigantian Substage (CX) — Brigantian Substage (CX)
Lithological Description: Coal and coaly seatearth.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Rests on seatearth.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by fireclay.
Thickness: 0.37 m.
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Ballyvoy Sandstone Formation (BVYS)
Previous Name(s): Sronbane Coal (-2445)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  North-east coast of Country Antrim. Cliff sections east of Ballycastle. 
Reference(s):
Wilson, H E and Robbie, J A. 1966. Geology of the Country around Ballycastle. Memoir of the Geological Survey. [Belfast: HMSO.] 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable