The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Tremuda Bay Volcanic Formation

Computer Code: TBVF Preferred Map Code: TBV
Status Code: Full
Age range: Silurian Period (S) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Olivine-basalt hawaiite lavas.
Definition of Lower Boundary: The base of lowest lava flow overlying the Dunnottar Castle Conglomerate Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Not seen due to faulting.
Thickness: Not less than 170 m thick.
Geographical Limits: Tremuda Bay to Thornyhive Bay, Stonehaven area.
Parent Unit: Dunnottar-Crawton Group (DRCR)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Coastal section at Tremuda Bay, south of Stonehaven. 
Reference(s):
Carroll, S, 1994. Geology of the Stonehaven District. 1:10 000 Sheets NO88NW, NO88NE, NO88SW and NO88SE. British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/94/19. 
Campbell, R, 1913. The geology of south-eastern Kincardineshire. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol.48, pp.923-960. 
Browne, M A E, Smith, R A and Aitken, A M. 2001. A lithostratigraphical framework for the Devonian (Old Red Sandstone) rocks of Scotland south of a line from Fort William to Aberdeen. Version 3. British Geological Survey Research Report RR/01/04. 
Armstrong, M and Paterson, I B, 1970. The Lower Old Red Sandstone of the Strathmore Region. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences No.70/12 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S067