The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units — Result Details

Kirkbean Cementstone Member

Computer Code: KICM Preferred Map Code: KICM
Status Code: Full
Age range: Courceyan Substage (CF) — Courceyan Substage (CF)
Lithological Description: Thinly interbedded greenish-grey carbonaceous siltstone and argillaceous limestone (cementstone).
Definition of Lower Boundary: Rests on basalt lavas of the Birrenswark Volcanic Formation.
Definition of Upper Boundary: Not exposed, probably gradational with the Southerness Limestone Formation.
Thickness: >100m
Geographical Limits: Kirkbean area, Southerness, Kirkcudbrightshire, south-western Scotland, (Southern Uplands).
Parent Unit: Ballagan Formation (BGN)
Previous Name(s): Kirkbean Cementstone Formation (-4120)
Basal Cementstones (-344)
Kirkbean Member (-345)
Alternative Name(s): none recorded or not applicable
Type Section  Kirkbean Glen, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. 
Craig, G Y. 1956. The Lower Carboniferous outlier of Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. Transactions of the Geological Society of Glasgow, Vol. 22, 113 - 132. 
Deegan, C E. 1970. The petrology and sedimentology of the Lower Carboniferous rocks between White Port and Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. University of Wales, Aberystwyth PhD Thesis (unpublished). 
1:50K maps on which the lithostratigraphical unit is found, and map code used:
S006 S005 S006 S005 S010 S010