Geologic units in Waupaca county, Wisconsin

Additional scientific data in this geographic area

Cambrian, undivided (Cambrian) at surface, covers 28 % of this area

Sandstone with some dolomite and shale, undivided; includes Trempealeau, Tunnel City, and Elk Mound Formations

Wolf River batholith; Waupaca Granite (Middle Proterozoic) at surface, covers 25 % of this area

Rapakivi granite (wiborgite) containing 70-80 percent coarse (1.5 -5 cm) ovoid alkali feldspars mantled by plagioclase, coarse anhedral quartz, and interstitial hornblende and biotite

Wolf River batholith; Wolf River Granite (Middle Proterozoic) at surface, covers 23 % of this area

Red, coarse-grained rapakivi granite consisting of large (1-3 cm) ovoid alkali feldspar sporadically mantled by plagioclase, interstitial plagioclase, quartz, biotite, hornblende, and ilmenite

Wolf River batholith; Red River Granite (Middle Proterozoic) at surface, covers 12 % of this area

Contains alkali feldspar phenocrysts (0.5-2 cm), subordinate plagioclase and quartz, and rare clusters of biotite with or without hornblende

Rhyolite (Early Proterozoic) at surface, covers 12 % of this area

Ash-flow tuffs and interbedded volcaniclastic sedimentary rocks and cogenetic granite (unit Xga) exposed as inliers in southern Wisconsin. In central Wisconsin pink, flow-banded rhyolite and chert-cemented breccia inferred to be 1760 Ma.

Prairie du Chien Group (Ordovician) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

Dolomite with some sandstone and shale; includes Shakopee and Oneota Formations