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Monkton Quartzite

Monkton Quartzite - Distinctively red quartzite interbedded with lesser buff and white quartzite and relatively thick sections of dolomite like that of the Winooski; the quartzites thin to the east, and they become gray and phyllitic to the east and south.
StateVermont
NameMonkton Quartzite
Geologic ageCambrian
Original map labelCm
CommentsPart of Champlain and Vermont Valleys
Primary rock typequartzite
Secondary rock typedolostone (dolomite)
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostonerelatively thick sections of dolomite like that of the Winooski
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > QuartziteDistinctively red quartzite interbedded with lesser buff and white quartzite. The quartzites thin to the east, and they become gray and phyllitic to the east and south.
Map references
Nicholson, S.W., Dicken, C.L., Horton, J.D., Foose, M.P., Mueller, J.A.L., and Hon, Rudi, 2006, Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1272.
Unit references
Doll, C.G., Cady, W.M., Thompson, J.B., Jr., and Billings, M.P., 1961, Centennial Geologic Map of Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Map MISCMAP-01, scale 1:250,000.
Geographic coverageAddison - Bennington - Chittenden - Rutland

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