Hawley Formation

(Carbonaceous schist facies) - Gray, rusty-weathering, fine- to medium-grained, generally layered schist and granofels, composed of quartz, oligoclase, and biotite; some muscovite and graphite, rare garnet and kyanite or sillimanite. Layers of quartz-spessartine rock (coticule) common.
State Connecticut
Name Hawley Formation
Geologic age Middle Ordovician
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Granoblastic > GranofelsGray, rusty-weathering, fine- to medium-grained, generally layered schist and granofels, composed of quartz, oligoclase, and biotite; some muscovite and graphite, rare garnet and kyanite or sillimanite. Layers of quartz-spessartine rock (coticule) common.
Metamorphic > SchistGray, rusty-weathering, fine- to medium-grained, generally layered schist and granofels, composed of quartz, oligoclase, and biotite; some muscovite and graphite, rare garnet and kyanite or sillimanite. Layers of quartz-spessartine rock (coticule) common.
Incidental
MetamorphicLayers of quartz-spessartine rock (coticule) common.
Comments Part of Central Lowlands; Iapetus (Oceanic) Terrane - Connecticut Valley Synclinorium; Hartland Belt. Part of Hawley Formation and equivalent formations (includes Trap Falls and Cobble Mountain Formations) (Middle Ordovician).
References

Rodgers, John, compiler, 1985, Bedrock Geological Map of Connecticut: Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey, Hartford, Connecticut, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.

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Counties Hartford - Litchfield