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Geologic units containing quartz-feldspar schist
A schist whose essential constituents are quartz and feldspar and having lesser amounts of mica and/or hornblende
This category is also used for quartz-feldspatr schist.
- Dadeville Complex; Agricola Schist (Precambrian to Paleozoic)
- Agricola Schist - biotiite +/- garnet +/- sillimanite-feldspar-quartz schist, interlayered with thin-bedded dark-brown hornblende amphibolite; contains pegmatite pods and veins.
- Cretaceous to Late Jurassic sedimentary rocks with minor volcanic rocks (Late Jurassic to Cretaceous)
- Sandstone and conglomerate, rarely forms prominent outcrops; massive conglomerate is typical near base of unit and locally in upper part. These deposits are nonmarine except in southeastern Arizona, where prominent gray marine limestone (Mural Limestone) forms the middle of the Bisbee Group. Sandstones are typically medium-bedded, drab brown, lithic-feldspathic arenites. Includes Bisbee Group (largely Early Cretaceous) and related rocks, Temporal, Bathtub, and Sand Wells formations, rocks of Gu Achi, McCoy Mountains Formation, and Upper Cretaceous Fort Crittenden Formation and equivalent rocks. (80-160 Ma)
- Jurassic sedimentary and volcanic rocks (Jurassic)
- Sandstone and conglomerate derived from volcanic rocks with associated intermediate-composition lava flows, breccias, and tuffs. In southern Arizona this unit includes rocks of the Artesa sequence, Pitoikam Formation, Mulberry Wash volcanics, Rudolfo Red Beds, Recreation Red Beds, and Gardner Canyon Formation. In western Arizona it includes the Harquar Formation, rocks of Slumgullion, and related(?) unnamed units in the Kofa and Middle Mountains. This unit is characterized by maroon, brown, and purplish-gray volcanic-lithic sandstone and siltstone, with subordinate to abundant conglomerate, quartz-rich sandstone and sparse limestone. (150-170 Ma)
- Jurassic volcanic rocks (Jurassic)
- Massive quartz-feldspar porphyry, generally interpreted as thick, welded rhyolitic tuffs, with locally abundant lava, and sandstone and conglomerate derived from volcanic rocks. Rare eolian quartzite units are interbedded in southern Arizona. Includes Ali Molina Formation, Mount Wrightson Formation, part of the Canelo Hills Volcanics, Cobre Ridge tuff, Black Rock volcanics, Planet Volcanics, and equivalent rocks. (160-200 Ma)
- Orocopia Schist (Late Cretaceous to Early Tertiary)
- Mostly gray, fine-grained quartz-feldspar-mica schist, with sparse metabasalt and metachert. The unit is exposed in tectonic windows in the southwestern corner of Arizona. It is interpreted as metamorphosed marine sandstone that was tectonically emplaced beneath southwestern Arizona during early Tertiary subduction of Pacific Ocean sea floor. (65-165 Ma)
- Paleozoic sedimentary rocks (Paleozoic)
- Undivided Paleozoic limestone, dolostone, quartzite, shale, and related sedimentary rocks. (248-544 Ma)
- Mica schist, quartzite, migmatite, amphibolite; Middle to Early Proterozoic metamorphic rocks; northern Belt province, Spokane dome of Priest River metamorphic core complex (Middle Proterozoic to Early Proterozoic)
- Precambrian, high-grade metamorphic rock; metasediment; kyanite-silimanite garnet-mica coarse-grained schist and gneiss; minor quartzite
- Wissahickon Formation; Lower Pelitic Schist (Late Precambrian (?))
- Wissahickon Formation; Lower Pelitic Schist - (Formerly mapped as oligoclase facies of Wissahickon Formation.) Medium- to coarse-grained biotite-oligoclase-muscovite-quartz schist with garnet, staurolite, and kyanite; fine- to medium-grained semipelitic schist; and fine-grained granular to weakly schistose psammitic granulite; psammitic beds increase upward; apparent thickness 5,500 feet or more.
- Wissahickon Formation; Upper Pelitic Schist (Late Precambrian (?))
- Wissahickon Formation; Upper Pelitic Schist - (Formerly mapped as albite facies of Wissahickon Formation.) Albite-chlorite-muscovite-quartz schist with sporadic thin beds of laminated micaceous quartzite; coarsens from west to east; primary sedimentary structures include normal bedding, graded bedding, and soft-sediment deformational structures; apparent thickness 14,000 feet or more.
- Silurian unnamed conglomerate (Silurian)
- Silurian unnamed conglomerate
- New Hampshire
- Merrimack Group, Berwick Formation (Ordovician? - Silurian?)
- Merrimack Group, Berwick Formation - Purple biotite-quartz-feldspar granofels or schist and interbeds of calc-silicate granofels and minor metapelites. Stratigraphic sequence with respect to Eliot Formation uncertain
- Merrimack Group, Berwick Formation, Unnamed member (Ordovician? - Silurian?)
- Merrimack Group, Berwick Formation, Unnamed member - Contains more calc-silicate (15 percent) than does the remainder of the formation (5 percent).
- May Creek Schist (Paleozoic) (Paleozoic(?) to Jurassic)
- Layered amphibolite, schist, gneiss, and quartzite. Protolith considered to be of Paleozoic age
- Packsaddle Schist (preCambrian-Proterozoic [Llano])
- Packsaddle Schist