|Name||Stamford Granite Gneiss|
|Geologic age||Proterozoic Y|
Metamorphic > GneissWhite to gray biotite-oligoclase-microcline Rapakivi granite gneiss containing blue quartz.
|Comments||Part of Taconic-Berkshire Zone (Ordovician and Older Rocks). A dike-like feature of Stamford Granite, found near eastern margin of Green Mountain massif near locality 1 on this map (represented by sample 172), was incorrectly referred to as a probable Late Proterozoic diabase dike by Ratcliffe on his section of the Bedrock Map of Massachusetts (Zen and others, 1983). U-Pb zircon dates from Karabinos and Aleinikoff (1988, 1990) yield an age of 959+/-4 Ma. Unpublished data from Harding and Mukasa yield a U-Pb zircon date of about 950 Ma per MA011.|
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Ratcliffe, N.M., Potter, D.B. and Stanley, R.S., 1993, Bedrock geologic map of the Williamstown and North Adams quadrangles, Massachusetts and Vermont, and part of the Cheshire quadrangle, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-2369, 13 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:24,000.