Wedowee Group; Wedowee Group undifferentiated

Wedowee Group undifferentiated includes the Cragford Phyllite and Cutnose Gneiss. Cragford Phyllite -- interbedded fine-grained graphite-chlorite-sericite schist and phyllite, garnet-sericite schist and phyllite, graphite-quartz-sericite phyllite, locally feldspathic biotite gneiss, calc-silicate rock, and quartzite. Cutnose Gneiss -- cyclically interbedded fine-grained quartz-biotite feldspathic gneiss, graphite-chlorite-sericite schist, locally thin interbeds of graphite-quartz-sericite phyllite, and quartzite. Rocks in the area northeast of Clanton in Chilton and Coosa Counties that are here assigned to the Wedowee Group also have been interpreted as part of the Higgins Ferry Group.
State Alabama
Name Wedowee Group; Wedowee Group undifferentiated
Geologic age Precambrian to Paleozoic
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > PhylliteCragford Phyllite - interbedded fine-grained graphite-chlorite-sericite schist and phyllite, garnet-sericite schist and phyllite, graphite-quartz-sericite phyllite; Cutnose Gneiss - locally thin interbeds of graphite-quartz-sericite phyllite
Metamorphic > Schist > Mica-schistCragford Phyllite - interbedded fine-grained graphite-chlorite-sericite schist and phyllite, garnet-sericite schist and phyllite; Cutnose Gneiss - graphite-chlorite-sericite schist.
Minor
Metamorphic > Gneiss > Biotite-gneissCragford Phyllite - locally feldspathic biotite gneiss; Cutnose Gneiss - cyclically interbedded fine-grained quartz-biotite feldspathic gneiss
Incidental
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Quartzite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Calc-silicate-rock
References

Szabo, M.W., Osborne, E.W., Copeland, C.W. Jr., and Neathery, T.L., 1988, Geologic Map of Alabama, Geological Survey of Alabama Special Map 220, scale 1:250,000.

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Counties Chilton - Clay - Cleburne - Coosa - Elmore - Randolph - Tallapoosa