|Geologic age||Lower Devonian or younger|
Metamorphic > Gneissstrongly foliated biotite granodiorite to tonalite gneiss
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Phylliteintrudes and contains inclusions of Dl (Littleton Formation)
Metamorphic > Schistintrudes and contains inclusions of Dl (Littleton Formation)
|Comments||Part of Merrimack Belt (Silurian, Devonian and Pennsylvanian Rocks). Secondary unit description per MA007 as reported in USGS Geologic Names lexicon (ref. MA024): Fitchburg Complex mapped as three small stocks intruding Worcester Formation east of Wekepeke fault and west of Clinton. Also intrudes Paxton and Littleton Formations. U-Pb zircon age of 390 +/-15 Ma and Rb-Sr whole-rock age of 402 +/-11 Ma were both reported by Zartman and Naylor (1984) (Wones and Goldsmith, 1991).|
Zen, E-An (ed.), Goldsmith, R. (comp.), Ratcliffe, N.M. (comp.), Robinson, P. (comp.), Stanley, R.S. (comp.), 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, Reston, VA, scale 1: 250,000.
Wones, D.R. and Goldsmith, Richard, 1991, Intrusive rocks of eastern Massachusetts, Chapter I, IN Hatch, N.L., Jr., ed., The bedrock geology of Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1366-E-J, p. I1-I61.
USGS Geologic Names lexicon found at: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Geolex/
|Counties||Middlesex - Worcester|