The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Wardie Shales Member

Computer Code: WASH Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Pending Upgrade
Age range: Asbian Substage (CR) — Asbian Substage (CR)
Lithological Description: Variable sequence of shales, calcareous mudstones, and thin sandstones, with thin calcareous and cherty bands.
Definition of Lower Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Definition of Upper Boundary: none recorded or not applicable
Thickness: To c.325m
Geographical Limits: Recognised locally in Midlothian; named after Wardie in Edinburgh.
Parent Unit: Gullane Formation (GUL)
Previous Name(s): Wardie Shales (-1904)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Lexique Stratigraphique International. 1971. Volume 1, Europe, Fascicule 3a, England, Wales and Scotland, Part 3a VII, Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S032