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Geologic units containing Greenstone

Greenstone
A field term applied to any compact, dark-green, altered or metamorphosed basic igneous rock (e.g. spilite, basalt, gabbro, diabase) that owes its color to the presence of chlorite, actinolite, or epidote.
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Alabama

Arizona

California

Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 4 (Eastern Klamath Mountains) (Mississippian to Early Permian)
Shale, sandstone, conglomerate, limestone, dolomite, chert, hornfels, marble, quartzite; in part pyroclastic rocks
Franciscan Complex, unit 1 (Coast Ranges) (Jurassic to Cretaceous)
Franciscan complex: Cretaceous and Jurassic sandstone with smaller amounts of shale, chert, limestone, and conglomerate. Includes Franciscan melange, except where separated--see KJfm.
Mesozoic volcanic rocks, unit 1 (Coast Ranges) (Jurassic to Cretaceous)
Undivided Mesozoic volcanic and metavolcanic rocks. Andesite and rhyolite flow rocks, greenstone, volcanic breccia and other pyroclastic rocks; in part strongly metamorphosed. Includes volcanic rocks of Franciscan Complex: basaltic pillow lava, diabase, greenstone, and minor pyroclastic rocks
Paleozoic marine rocks, undivided, unit 6 (Northwestern Sierra Nevada) (Permian(?) to Jurassic(?))
Undivided Paleozoic metasedimentary rocks. Includes slate, sandstone, shale, chert, conglomerate, limestone, dolomite, marble, phyllite, schist, hornfels, and quartzite
Paleozoic metavolcanic rocks, unit 6 (El Paso Mountains) (Devonian(?) and Permian)
Undivided Paleozoic metavolcanic rocks. Mostly flows, breccia and tuff, including greenstone, diabase, and pillow lavas; minor interbedded sedimentary rocks
Undivided pre-Cenozoic metavolcanic rocks, unit 2 (undivided) (Paleozoic(?) to Mesozoic(?))
Undivided pre-Cenozoic metavolcanic rocks. Includes latite, dacite, tuff, and greenstone; commonly schistose.

Connecticut

Allingtown Metavolcanics (Middle? Ordovician)
Allingtown Metavolcanics - Green, fine-grained, massive greenstone, composed of epidote, actinolite, albite, and chlorite, commonly with abundant megacrysts of saussurite, interlayered with minor green phyllite, generally containing quartz and sericite. Dark amphibole in western outcrops.
Allingtown Metavolcanics plus Maltby Lakes Metavolcanics (Middle? Ordovician)
Allingtown Metavolcanics plus Maltby Lakes Metavolcanics - Allingtown Metavolcanics - Green, fine-grained, massive greenstone, composed of epidote, actinolite, albite, and chlorite, commonly with abundant megacrysts of saussurite, interlayered with minor green phyllite, generally containing quartz and sericite. Dark amphibole in western outcrops. Maltby Lakes Metavolcanics - Green to gray-green, fine-grained, massive to well-foliated and layered greenstone, greenschist, and schist; also dark amphibolite to west and southwest.
Lower part [of Maltby Lakes Metavolcanics] (Middle? Ordovician)
Lower part [of Maltby Lakes Metavolcanics] - Gray-green to green, fine-grained, generally well foliated greenschist, greenstone, and schist or phyllite, composed of albite and chlorite, plus quartz and sericite or epidote and actinolite. Mixed metavolcanics and metasedimentary rocks.
Maltby Lakes Metavolcanics (Middle? Ordovician)
Maltby Lakes Metavolcanics - Green to gray-green, fine-grained, massive to well-foliated and layered greenstone, greenschist, and schist; also dark amphibolite to west and southwest.
Oronoque Schist (Lower? Ordovician)
Oronoque Schist - Gray to silver, medium- to fine-grained, well-layered to laminated schist and granofels, composed of quartz, oligoclase, or albite, muscovite or sericite, biotite, or chlorite, and in western belt local garnet, staurolite, and kyanite. Small lenses of amphibolite or greenstone.
Upper part [of Maltby Lakes Metavolcanics] (Middle? Ordovician)
Upper part [of Maltby Lakes Metavolcanics] - Green to gray-green, fine-grained, layered and foliated to massive greenstone and greenschist, composed of epidote, albite, actinolite, and chlorite, and locally minor quartz, sericite, garnet, pyrite, or calcite. Mainly metavolcanic.

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Vermont

Ammonoosuc Volcanics (Ordovician)
Ammonoosuc Volcanics - Fine-grained chloritic and biotitic gneiss and greenstone in areas north of Bellows Falls; biotite gneiss and amphibolite south of Bellows Falls. (Southeastern Vermont).
Hazens Notch Formation, Belvidere Mountain Amphibolite Member (Cambrian)
Hazens Notch Formation, Belvidere Mountain Amphibolite Member - Coarse- to fine-grained hornblende-epidote-albite rock; grades to epidote-chlorite-actinolite-albite greenstone where less metamorphosed. (Northern and Central Vermont).
Hazens Notch Formation, Greenstone and Amphibolite (Cambrian)
Hazens Notch Formation, Greenstone and Amphibolite - Chiefly albite-actinolite-chlorite-epidote greenstone; locally hornblende-epidote-chlorite-albite amphibolite. (Northern and Central Vermont).
Hoosac Formation, Amphibolite and Greenstone (Cambrian)
Hoosac Formation, Amphibolite and Greenstone - Amphibolite and actinolitic greenstone. (Southern and Central Vermont).
Hoosac Formation, Turkey Mountain Member (Cambrian)
Hoosac Formation, Turkey Mountain Member - Amphibolite and actinolitic greenstone characterized by oval, 1/8 to 3/8 inch spots, chiefly of epidote. (Southern and Central Vermont). Discontinuous lenses of metabasalt, informally referred to as Turkey Mountain metabasalt member of Hoosac Formation, actually occur at different stratigraphic positions extending through a stratigraphic distance of 100 to 400 m above base of Hoosac Formation. From type area on Turkey Mountain in Saxtons River quad south to Massachusetts State line, basalts form at least three relatively persistent units (Ratcliffe, 1991). Basalt mapped in northeast corner of this map, above Wilmington thrust system, correlates with type Turkey Mountain. As used here, Turkey Mountain metabasalt member consists of several laterally and vertically discontinuous, nonidentical flows and volcaniclastic deposits including, but not restricted to, type Turkey Mountain Member of Hoosac Formation as used by Doll and others (1961) and by Skehan (1961). They mapped the lower basalts as unnamed greenstones in Hoosac Formation. Turkey Mountain metabasalt member consists of light-green to dark-green epidote-amphibole greenstones and amphibolite metabasalts. Metabasalt varies from massive to very well layered. Finely laminated, quartzose and epidotitic volcaniclastic beds several centimeters thick are interlayered with more massive, strongly foliated, black amphibolite. Where in contact with surrounding metasedimentary rocks, layering within metabasalt and volcaniclastic beds is concordant and gradational with enclosing metasediment. Light-gray or yellowish-greenish-gray, well-laminated quartzite or, less commonly, gritty, pebbly conglomerate 0.5 to 5 m thick marks upper contact with unnamed granofels member of Hoosac Formation. Base of Turkey Mountain metabasalt member in contact with rusty muscovite-albite-biotite schist. Metabasalts probably originated as thin composite basalt lava flows that contained intercalated basaltic volcaniclastic rocks. Age is Late Proterozoic and Early Cambrian (Ratcliffe, 1993).
Missisquoi Formation, Coburn Hill Volcanic Member (Ordovician)
Missisquoi Formation, Coburn Hill Volcanic Member - Actinolite-epidote-chlorite-albite greenstone and hornblende-albite-epidote amphibolite; includes pillow lavas.
Orfordville Formation, Post Pond Volcanics (Ordovician)
Orfordville Formation, Post Pond Volcanics - Greenstone, green chloritic schist interbedded with schistose felsite, quartz-feldspar-sericite schist; fine-grained chloritic, biotitic gneiss, all west of Ammonoosuc fault; mainly amphibolite east of the Ammonoosuc fault.
Orfordville Formation, Sunday Mountain Volcanics (Ordovician)
Orfordville Formation, Sunday Mountain Volcanics - Greenstone, chloritic schist, felsite, and quartz-feldspar-sericite schist.
Ottauquechee Formation, Greenstone and Amphibolite (Cambrian)
Ottauquechee Formation, Greenstone and Amphibolite. The Ottauquechee contains two major units: A black phyllite and the Thatcher Brook Member. The black phyllite contains a previously unreported sub-unit of gray carbonate schist. The Thatcher Brook Member (named in an abstract by Armstrong and others, 1988) is a carbonaceous albitic schist with greenstones and ultramafics. These rocks have previously been included in the Ottauquechee but have never been differentiated from the black phyllite. Member is in fault contact with the silvery green schist of the Pinney Hollow Formation to the west. Age is Cambrian (Ratcliff, in press).
Pinnacle Formation, Tibbit Hill Volcanic Member (Cambrian)
Pinnacle Formation, Tibbit Hill Volcanic Member - Albite-actinolite-chlorite-epidote greenstone; locally pillowed and vesicular. (Northern and Central Vermont).
Pinney Hollow Formation, Chester Amphibolite Member (Cambrian)
Pinney Hollow Formation, Chester Amphibolite Member - Thin-layered, ligniform amphibolite and hornblende schist; includes actinolitic greenstone and greenstone north of Windham. (Southern and Central Vermont).
Pinney Hollow Formation, Greenstone (Cambrian)
Pinney Hollow Formation, Greenstone - Greenstone and actinolitic greenstone. (Southern and Central Vermont).
Shaw Mountain Formation (Silurian)
Shaw Mountain Formation - Chiefly tan to brown weathered quartzose limestone and calcareous quartzite characterized by specks of limonite after ankerite; locally underlain by quartz conglomerate and overlain by blue fossiliferous crystalline limestone; greenstone and quartz-sericite schist.
Stowe Formation, greenstone and amphibolite (Cambrian-Ordovician)
Stowe Formation, greenstone and amphibolite - Epidote-albite-chlorite rocks contain actinolite and hornblende where more metamorphosed.
Underhill Formation, Greenstone (Cambrian)
Underhill Formation, Greenstone - varied composition including albite-chlorite-epidote-calcite and sericite-magnetite-chlorite-clinozoisite rocks. (Northern and Central Vermont).
Underhill Formation, Peaked Mountain Member (Cambrian)
Underhill Formation, Peaked Mountain Member - Greenstone. (Northern and Central Vermont).
Waits River formation, Standing Pond Volcanic Member (Devonian)
Waits River formation, Standing Pond Volcanic Member - Amphibolite, garnet amphibolite, coarse garnet schist with fasciculitic hornblende, and hornblende maculite; contains pillow lavas near St. Johnsbury and passes eastward into actinolitic greenstone and greenstone south of Windsor.

Washington

Carboniferous and Permian volcanic rocks (Devonian to Permian; Triassic in Asotin County)
Predominantly altered andesite, basalt, and diabase with interbedded chert and argillite; includes some tuff, greenstone, and spilitic volcanic rocks; northern Cascade Mountains. Mostly schistose greenstone, some agglomerate, and rarely lapilli; includes minor beds of limestone with associated argillite and graywacke; northwestern Stevens County.
Carboniferous-Permian sedimentary and volcanic rocks (Devonian to Permian; some Jurassic)
Sedimentary and volcanic rocks, undivided. Cherty and slaty argillite, siltstone, graywacke, chert, greenstone, tuff, andesite, and spilitic volcanics.
Mesozoic-Tertiary volcanic rocks, undivided (Oligocene to Eocene)
Altered basalt, pillow lavas, and flow breccia of inner volcanic belt of Olympic Peninsula; includes minor interbedded red limy argillite and associated manganese ore.
Ordovician rocks (Middle Ordovician)
Mainly black to gray slate or slaty argillite, argillite, black to dark-gray siltstone in north-central Stevens County and grayish olive-green silty argillite in west-central Stevens County. Many occurrences of Early and Middle Ordovician graptolites; also rare conodonts.
Permian rocks (Permian-Triassic)
Conglomerate, graywacke, siltstone, argillite and interbedded fossiliferous limestone, greenstone, and minor angular conglomerate in northwestern Stevens and Ferry Counties. Impure quartzite, sandstone, graywacke, greenstone, ribbon chert, chert breccia, and limestone in Snohomish County and on San Juan Island. Lower Permian limestone on Black Mountain in northwestern Whatcom County. Middle Permian rocks in northeastern Washington.
Precambrian conglomerate (Late-Proterozoic)
Gray-brown, coarse, poorly sorted pebbles and cobbles of limestone, dolomite, reddish-brown quartzite, black slate or phyllite, and rarely granitic rocks in a gray sandy phyllite matrix; northeastern Pend Oreille County and southwestern Stevens County. Rocks become finer grained and more schistose and the unit becomes thicker toward the southwest, where there is included an isolated subunit which may be a tillite, consisting of cobbles, boulders, and blocks of argillite and carbonate rocks in a fine silty matrix.
Precambrian (?) phyllite (Cambrian-Precambrian boundary)
Mostly phyllite with interbedded carbonate rocks, quartzite, and gritstone; some tufflike beds and conglomerate at the base. Rocks confined to northeastern Pend Oreille County and central Stevens County.
Precambrian volcanic rocks (Late-Proterozoic)
Mostly homogenous schistose greenstone; in places massive, mottled, and containing conspicuous calcite and epidote. Tuffaceous chlorite schist in upper part in northern Pend Oreille County. Amphibolite and plagioclase amphibolite in Little Pend Oreille Lakes district. Massive to sheared or schistose greenstone with dark-green ovoid spots; agglomeratic and amygodaloidal in places; sheared pillows near Blue Creek, central Stevens County; minor intrusive phase and probable center of eruption west of Finch magnesite quarry; central to southwestern Stevens County.
Pre-Middle Jurassic sedimentary and volcanic rocks (Jurassic)
Predominantly sedimentary rocks. Graywacke, argillite, and slate; includes minor marble, siltstone, arkose, conglomerate, ribbon cherts, and volcanic rocks.
Pre-Middle Jurassic volcanic rocks, undivided (Early Cretaceous-Late Jurassic)
Predominantly greenstone and spilitic volcanic rocks; includes some slate, argillite, and graywacke.
Pre-Tertiary basic intrusive rocks (Triassic-Permian)
Predominantly gabbro and metagabbro; includes hornblendite, peridotite, and pyroxenite. In Nighthawk district and near 49th Parallel in Okanogan County and in Orient district of Stevens County.
Pre-Tertiary metamorphic rocks, undivided (Probably Permian)
Schist, gneiss, marble, quartzite, amphibolite, greenstone, metaconglomerate, graywacke; includes metasedimentary, volcanic, and intrusive rocks. Some areas, as on San Juan Islands, show little if any metamorphism.
Pre-Tertiary sedimentary and metasedimentary rocks, undivided (Mostly Early Cretaceous to Middle Jurassic, possibly includes minor Eocene rocks)
Graywacke, argillite, phyllite, chert, talc, and graphite schist; some faulted-in blocks of serpentinite and greenstone. Includes minor limestone on San Juan Island.
Pre-Tertiary ultrabasic intrusive rocks (Late-Jurassic)
Peridotite and pyroxenite; generally altered partly or completely to serpentine. Includes serpentinite and saxonite on Sumas Mountain, Whatcom County.
Pre-Tertiary volcanic rocks, undivided (Probably mostly Jurassic)
Andesite and basalt flows, and greenstone; includes minor interbedded limestone, arkose, quartzite, and chert beds.
Pre-upper Eocene rocks (Eocene (Olympic Peninsula); Cretaceous(?) (Yakima County))
Argillite and graywacke between inner and outer volcanic belts in Olympic Peninsula. Sheared carbonaceous argillite, argillite, graywacke, and minor conglomerate lenses and altered lava flows in western Yakima County.
Pre-Upper Jurassic metamorphic rocks of the low-grade zone (Jurassic)
Greenschist, phyllite, and slate; includes some limestone, quartzose phyllite, schistose metaconglomerate, breccia, and basic igneous rocks. Includes schist locally.
Tertiary-Cretaceous basic intrusive rocks (Cretaceous-Jurassic)
Diorite and gabbro in western Snohomish County.
Triassic sedimentary rocks, undivided (Triassic with Permian where impossible to differentiate)
Predominantly limestone, marble, and dolomite near Riverside in Okanogan County. Conglomerate, shale, graywacke, gritstone, and limestone on San Juan Island. Siltstone with greenstone locally on Orcas Island. Graywacke conglomerate, cherty greenstone, and limestone in northern Ferry County.
Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous sedimentary and volcanic rocks (Late Cretaceous-Jurassic)
Sedimentary and volcanic rocks, undivided. Graywacke, argillite, siltstone, slate, volcanic rocks, phyllite, greenschist, and greenstone.
Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous sedimentary and volcanic rocks (Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous)
Predominantly sedimentary rocks. Graywacke, argillite, and siltstone with some slate and phyllite; includes graywacke breccia and ribbon chert with minor local limestone lenses and basalt flows.
Upper Paleozoic rocks, undivided (Ordovician)
Mostly graywacke, interbedded quartzite and phyllite, greenstone and serpentine, and black shale with minor limestone. Some quartz-mica schist in Bald Knob area of Ferry County. Schist, gneiss, and amphibolite in other parts of Ferry County. Some rocks of lower Paleozoic age, possibly Precambrian, and Mesozoic may be included.

West Virginia