The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Windy Hills Gravel Member

Computer Code: WING Preferred Map Code: notEntered
Status Code: Full
Age range: Neogene Period (N) — Quaternary Period (Q)
Lithological Description: Well rounded gravel composed of white quartzite and vein quartz in white, micaceous silty sand matrix.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Unconformable, on deeply weathered crystalline basement.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Unconformable, below till and 'head', or at the surface.
Thickness: 10m+
Geographical Limits: Northeast Scotland.
Parent Unit: Buchan Gravels Formation (BUG)
Previous Name(s): Pliocene Gravels (-2648)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Section  Sand and gravel pit section near Cottown Fetterletter, 6.5km westnorthwest of Methlick, and borehole NJ73NE/2. Merritt, 1981. 
Reference(s):
Merritt, J W, Connell, E R, Hall, A M, and Peacock, J D. 2000. An introduction to the Cainozoic geology of coastal Morayshire, Banffshire and Buchan. 1-20 in The Quaternary of the Banffshire coast and Buchan: Field Guide. Merritt, J W, Connell, E R, and Bridgland, D R (editors). (London: Quaternary Research Association.) 
Merritt, J W. 1981. The sand and gravel resources of the country around Ellon, Grampian Region. Description of 1:25 000 resource sheet NJ93 with parts of NJ82, NJ83 and NJ92, NK03 and parts of NK02 and NK13. Mineral assessment Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences, No. 76. 
McMillan, A A and Merritt, J W, 1980. A reappraisal of the Tertiary deposits of Buchan, Grampian Region. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences, No.80/1, p.18-25. 
Merritt, J W, Auton, C A, Connell, E R, Hall, A M and Peacock, J D. 2003. The Cainozoic geology and landscape evolution of north-east Scotland. Memoir of the British Geological Survey, Sheets 66E, 67, 76E, 77, 86E, 87W, 87E, 95, 96W, 96E and 97 (Scotland) 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S086