The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

White Mine Coal (Ballycastle, Northern Ireland)

Computer Code: WMC Preferred Map Code: WMC
Status Code: Index Level
Age range: Brigantian Substage (CX) — Brigantian Substage (CX)
Lithological Description: Coal and shale.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Rest on fireclay.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Overlain by dark shales.
Thickness: 0.8 m.
Geographical Limits: none recorded or not applicable
Parent Unit: Ballyvoy Sandstone Formation (BVYS)
Previous Name(s): Coal A (-3766)
Alternative Name(s): White Mine Coal
Stratotypes:
none recorded or not applicable
Reference(s):
Wilson, H E and Robbie, J A. 1966. Geology of the Country around Ballycastle. Memoir of the Geological Survey. [Belfast: HMSO.] 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
none recorded or not applicable