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|Name||Missisquoi Formation, Barnard Volcanic Member|
|Original map label||Omb|
|Comments||Part of Green Mountains Secondary unit description per VT008: The Barnard Gneiss consists of layered felsic and mafic gneiss. Unit is heterogeneous consisting of light-gray, magnetite-hornblende-biotite-plagioclase-quartz granofels, hornblende fascicle schist or dark-gray to greenish-gray-weathering, biotite-hornblende-plagioclase amphibolite. Passes laterally into rusty weathering amphibolite. Overlies rusty weathering sulfidic schist of the Moretown Formation. The age of the Barnard is Ordovician and Silurian. U-Pb age on zircon from felsic, probably youngest, nearly concordant intrusive phase of Barnard yields date of 418+/-1 Ma (Aleinikoff and Karabinos, 1990), which gives an upper age of probably Late Silurian. Elsewhere, Barnard contains zircon dated as old as Middle Ordovician or even Cambrian (Aleinikoff and Karabinos, 1990). Age is most probably Ordovician to Silurian (Ratcliffe, in press).|
|Primary rock type||biotite gneiss|
|Secondary rock type||mafic gneiss|
|Other rock types||amphibolite|
Metamorphic > Gneissfine- to medium-grained biotite gneiss, hornblende gneiss
Metamorphic > Amphibolite
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.
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 coverage||Orange - Windham - Windsor|
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