Light House Gneiss

Light-pink or gray to red, medium-grained, generally well foliated granitic gneiss, composed of K-feldspar, oligoclase, quartz, biotite, and magnetite, with local muscovite but no garnet.
State Connecticut
Name Light House Gneiss
Geologic age Proterozoic Z?
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > GneissLight-pink or gray to red, medium-grained, generally well foliated granitic gneiss, composed of K-feldspar, oligoclase, quartz, biotite, and magnetite, with local muscovite but no garnet.
Comments Part of Eastern Uplands; Avalonian (Continental) Terrane; Avalonian Anticlinorium; East Haven granitic body (may be equivalent to Sterling Plutonic-Group) (includes Light House Gneiss, Branford Gneiss, and Stony Creek Granite Gneiss) (Proterozoic Z?). On the printed map, the unit symbol is Z1(one) not Zl, likely a typo on printed map; Zl is used on the digital map so it is used here.
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 New Haven