The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Steelend Upper Blackband Ironstone

Computer Code: STUB Preferred Map Code: STUB
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Pendleian Substage (CE) — Pendleian Substage (CE)
Lithological Description: Blackband ironstone (sandy) : 36", Blaes : 9", Blackband ironstone (wandering) : 8".
Definition of Lower Boundary: Conformable.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Conformable.
Thickness: 4'5" (135 cm).
Geographical Limits: Not defined.
Parent Unit: Limestone Coal Formation (LSC)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Mine Abandonment Plan No.173. 
Haldane, D. 1931. The Economic Geology of the Fife Coalfields, Area 1 : Dunfermline, and West Fife, including Valleyfield, Blairhall, Oakley, Saline, Halbeath, Lassodie and Blairenbathie. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Scotland, p.72. 
Macgregor, M, Lee, G W, and Wilson, G V. 1920. Special Report on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain: The Iron Ores of Scotland. Memoir of the Geological Survey, Scotland, 100-101. 
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