The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Southshore Formation

Computer Code: SSR Preferred Map Code: SSR
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Onnian Substage (ON) — Onnian Substage (ON)
Lithological Description: Limestone flysch.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformably overlies the Ardwell Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Conformably overlain by the Threemile Formation.
Thickness: 60 metres.
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Whitehouse Subgroup (WHE)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Foreshore, south of Girvan, Sheet SO07. 
Harper, D A T, 1984. Brachiopods from the Upper Ardmillan succession (Ordovician) of the Girvan district, Scotland. Part 1. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London. 1-78 (Publication No.565, part of Vol.136 for 1982). 
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