The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation

Computer Code: CPV Preferred Map Code: CPV
Status Code: Full
Age range: Chadian Substage (CI) — Asbian Substage (CR)
Lithological Description: Lavas, tuffs and volcaniclastic sediments with a wide range of compositions.
Definition of Lower Boundary: Base is taken at the lithological change from lavas, tuffs or volcaniclastic sediments into underlying clastic sedimentary rocks
Definition of Upper Boundary: Taken at the base of the Kirkwood Formation; defined as lithological change from volcaniclastic sedimentary rocks into underlying basaltic lavas
Thickness: To c.1000m
Geographical Limits: Strathclyde and Central Scotland.
Parent Unit: Strathclyde Group (SYG)
Previous Name(s): Clyde Plateau Volcanic Rocks (-3322)
Clyde Plateau Lavas (-2113)
Clyde Plateau Volcanic Group (-3952)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Stratotypes:
Type Area  Campsie Glen 
Partial Type Section  Lawmuir Borehole (BGS Reg.No. NS57SW/162) from 281.12m to bottom of hole at 286.50 
Reference(s):
Browne, M A E, Dean, M T, Hall, I H S, McAdam, A D and Monro, S K, 1995. A review of the lithostratigraphy of the Carboniferous rocks of the Midland Valley of Scotland. BGS Technical Report, WA/95/25R. 
Monro, S K, 1982. Sedimentation, Stratigraphy and Tectonics of the Dalry Basin, Ayrshire. Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Edinburgh. 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S022 S030 S029 S012 S023 S031 S023 S024 S021 S030 S039