The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Whyntie Brae Limestone Member

Computer Code: WHYL Preferred Map Code: WhyL
Status Code: Full
Age range: Neoproterozoic Era (AZ) — Neoproterozoic Era (AZ)
Lithological Description: Calc-silicate rock, calcareous semipelite or thin impure metalimestone, laminated and striped, passing upward into mainly calcareous semipelite with minor thin metalimestone and lenses of reworked carbonate material.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Top of highest massive metalimestone bed at the top of the Boyne Castle Limestone Member.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Local unconformity at incoming of first major psammite bed (locally gritty) at base of Whitehills Grit Formation.
Thickness: c.500m on coastal section; progressively overstepped southwards by Whitehills Grit Formation.
Geographical Limits: From Moray Firth coast (Old Hythe to Boyne Bay) [NJ 6165 6608 - NJ 6300 6580] to Auchmillie [NJ 5900 6370].
Parent Unit: Boyne Limestone Formation (BOYL)
Previous Name(s): Basal Part Of Whitehills Group (-4976)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Coastal section from mouth of Burn of Boyne (Boyne Bay) to Whyntie Head. 
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Harris, A L, Haselock, P J, Kennedy, M J and Mendum, J R, 1994. The Dalradian Supergroup in Scotland, Shetland and Ireland. 33-53 in Gibbons, W E and Harris, A L (editors). A revised correlation of Precambrian rocks in the British Isles. Special Report of the Geological Society, London, No.22. 
Stephenson, D, et al. 1993. Stratigraphy and correlation of the Dalradian rocks of the East Grampian Project area. British Geological Survey Technical Report WA/93/91. 
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