The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Vaasetter Sandstone Formation

Computer Code: VAG Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Early Devonian Epoch (DL) — Early Devonian Epoch (DL)
Lithological Description: Conglomerate, sandstone and pebbly sandstone with lenses of conglomerate.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Drawn where rocks of the Vaasetter Sandstone Formation (see Lithology Description) rest conformably on sandstone of the North Haven Beds.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Drawn at conformable upward passage from conglomerate of the Sheep Craig Sandstone to sandstone of the North Gavel Beds.
Thickness: c.600m
Geographical Limits: Shetlands, Scotland.
Parent Unit: Fair Isle Group (FIL)
Previous Name(s): Vaasetter Sandstone Group (-597)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Area  Fair Isle, southern Shetland, Scotland. 
Mykura, W, 1970. The Old Red Sandstone sediments of Fair Isle, Shetland Islands, Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, No.41. 
House, M R, Richardson, J B, Chaloner, W G, Allen, J R L, Holland, C H and Westoll, T S. 1977. A Correlation of Devonian rocks of the British Isles. Geological Society of London, Special Report No.8, Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh. 
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