|Name||Wildcat Member [of Taine Mountain Formation]|
|Geologic age||Lower? Ordovician|
Metamorphic > Granoblastic > GranofelsGray, medium-grained, generally fairly well layered to well-laminated ("pin-stripe") gneissic or schistose granofels, composed of quartz, oligoclase, biotite, muscovite, and garnet, and locally staurolite and kyanite or sillimanite.
|Comments||Part of Central Lowlands; Iapetus (Oceanic) Terrane - Connecticut Valley Synclinorium; Gneiss Dome 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 Taine Mountain Formation) (Lower? Ordovician). Secondary unit description per CT008.|
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