The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Wardie Sandstone

Computer Code: WASA Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Asbian Substage (CR) — Asbian Substage (CR)
Lithological Description: A typically fine-grained, off-white, often thickly bedded with trough cross bedding, siliceous sandstone containing little mica or carbonaceous material, used locally as a building stone.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Status uncertain but likely to be erosive on underlying argillaceousand arenaceous rocks of the Gullane Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Transitional by upward fining into mainly non-marine siltstone and mudstone of the Gullane Formation
Thickness: Between 10 m and 20 m thick, in the Granton and Wardie area of the City of Edinburgh.
Geographical Limits: Only known for certain in Edinburgh area
Parent Unit: Gullane Formation (GUL)
Previous Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  A partially filled quarry at Granton. 
(Only recorded in the side marginalia of 1:10 000 Bedrock Geology Map NT27NW, Granton). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable