|Name||Golden Hill Schist|
|Geologic age||Lower? Ordovician|
Metamorphic > Granoblastic > GranofelsGray to silvery, medium- to coarse-grained, generally layered schist and granofels, composed of quartz, muscovite, biotite, plagioclase, and garnet.
Metamorphic > SchistGray to silvery, medium- to coarse-grained, generally layered schist and granofels, composed of quartz, muscovite, biotite, plagioclase, and garnet.
|Comments||Part of Central Lowlands; Iapetus (Oceanic) Terrane - Connecticut Valley Synclinorium; Hartland Belt. Equivalents of Savoy Schist of Massachusetts (Emerson, 1898, 1917) (CT009, CT010) and of Moretown Formation of Vermont and Massachusetts (Bedrock Geologic Map of Massachusetts, Zen and others, 1983) (CT011) (includes Golden Hill and Ratlum Mountain Schists) (Lower? Ordovician).|
Rodgers, John, compiler, 1985, Bedrock Geological Map of Connecticut: Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey, Hartford, Connecticut, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.
Emerson, B.K., 1898, Geology of old Hampshire County, Massachusetts, comprising Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties: U.S. Geological Survey Mon. 29, 790 p.
Emerson, B.K., 1917, Geology of Massachusetts and Rhode Island: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 597, 289 p.
Zen, E-an (editor), Goldsmith, Richard (compiler), Ratcliffe, N.M. (compiler), Robinson, Peter (compiler), Stanley, R.S. (compiler), Hatch, N.L., Jr., Shride, A.F., Weed, E.G.A. and Wones, D.R., 1983, Bedrock geologic map of Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Special Map, 3 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
|Counties||Fairfield - New Haven|