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The sedimentary rocks may be described in three groupings, namely, ‘Margie unit’, interlava sediments and ‘Loch Lomond clastics’.
 
The sedimentary rocks may be described in three groupings, namely, ‘Margie unit’, interlava sediments and ‘Loch Lomond clastics’.
  
The ‘Margie unit’ is the predominant lithological group (and is not to be confused with the obsolete lithostratigraphical term ‘Margie Series’ [[Media:P915439.png|(P915439)]] and occurs extensively within the Highland Border Complex. It consists for the greater part of quartzose arenites with subordinate black shales and minor limestones (the most prominent being the Margie Limestone). Lithologically the group is similar to rocks of the Dalradian Southern Highland Group and distinguishing between the two has caused considerable confusion.
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The ‘Margie unit’ is the predominant lithological group (and is not to be confused with the obsolete lithostratigraphical term ‘Margie Series’ [[Media:P915439.png|(P915439)]]) and occurs extensively within the Highland Border Complex. It consists for the greater part of quartzose arenites with subordinate black shales and minor limestones (the most prominent being the Margie Limestone). Lithologically the group is similar to rocks of the Dalradian Southern Highland Group and distinguishing between the two has caused considerable confusion.
  
 
The interlava sedimentary rocks consist of siltstones, mudstones and cherts, the majority of which originated as terrigenous muds deposited as distal turbidites with a subordinate amount of locally derived, largely volcanic, detritus. Certain iron-rich sedimentary rocks are regarded as hydrothermal precipitates.
 
The interlava sedimentary rocks consist of siltstones, mudstones and cherts, the majority of which originated as terrigenous muds deposited as distal turbidites with a subordinate amount of locally derived, largely volcanic, detritus. Certain iron-rich sedimentary rocks are regarded as hydrothermal precipitates.

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