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|Name||Silurian - Ordovician Carys Mills Formation pelite member|
|Geologic age||Silurian - Ordovician|
|Original map label||SOcms|
|Comments||Named as a formation in Meduxneag Group (rank raised). Named for community of Carys Mills, Aroostook Co., northeast ME. Formerly called ribbon rock member of Meduxnekeag Formation. Consists of gray-blue limestone and calcareous siltstone interbedded with buff-weathered ankeritic limestone and with gray and green slate. Slate and slate with graywacke lenses present at different stratigraphic levels in Bridgewater quad. Thickness about 12,000 ft in Bridgewater quad. Conformably underlies and grades into Smyrna Mills Formation. (ME052) Unit description from USGS GEOLEX website (ME078). W - Weakly metamorphosed; contains local occurrences of prehnite and pumpellyite Protolith A - Pelite|
|Primary rock type||mudstone|
|Secondary rock type|
|Other rock types|
Sedimentary > Clastic > MudstoneW - Weakly metamorphosed; contains local occurrences of prehnite and pumpellyite Protolith A - Pelite
Digital bedrock data downloaded from Maine Office of GIS in September 2005 from http://apollo.ogis.state.me.us/catalog/catalog.asp?state=2&extent=cover#bedrock Bedrock units table (publication date 11/15/2002) downloaded from same site. Permission to redistribute these data granted by Dr. Robert Marvinney, State Geologist of Maine, in September 2006.
Osberg, P. H., Hussey, A.M., and Boone, G. M., 1985, Bedrock geologic map of Maine: Maine Geological Survey, Dept. of Conserv., scale 1:500,000.
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