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|Geologic age||Middle Ordovician or older|
|Original map label||Om|
|Comments||Part of Rowe-Hawley Zone (Ordovician and Older Rocks) Early Ordovician age from zircons (479+/-8 Ma) constrains the age of the previously undated Moretown Formation to Early Ordovician or older. Moretown had been interpreted as Middle Ordovician based on correlations with the Beauceville Formation of southern Quebec and the Missisquoi Formation of VT (Karabinos and Williamson, 1994) per MA005.|
|Primary rock type||granofels|
|Secondary rock type||schist|
|Other rock types|
Metamorphic > Schist
Metamorphic > Granoblastic > Granofels
Unpublished Digital Geologic Map of Massachusetts received from Rudi Hon at Boston College in 1998.
Zen, E-An (ed.), Goldsmith, R. (comp.), Ratcliffe, N.M. (comp.), Robinson, P. (comp.), Stanley, R.S. (comp.), Hatch, N.L., Jr., Shride, A.F., Weed, E.G.A., Wones, D.R., 1983, Bedrock Geologic Map of Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, scale 1: 250,000.
|Geographic coverage||Berkshire - Franklin - Hampden - Hampshire|
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