Devonian Matagamon Sandstone

Devonian Matagamon Sandstone
State Maine
Name Devonian Matagamon Sandstone
Geologic age Devonian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > SandstoneW - Weakly metamorphosed; contains local occurrences of prehnite and pumpellyite; Protolith F - Quartz sandstone
Minor
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Argillite (Zeolitic (prehnite-pumpellyite))W - Weakly metamorphosed; contains local occurrences of prehnite and pumpellyite; Protolith F - Quartz sandstone
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Slate (Zeolitic (prehnite-pumpellyite))W - Weakly metamorphosed; contains local occurrences of prehnite and pumpellyite; Protolith F - Quartz sandstone
Comments Unit description from USGS GEOLEX website (ME078). AB - Medium rank amphibolite facies; AC - High rank amphibolite facies; Protolith Q - Interbedded pelite and sandstone.
References

Osberg, P.H., Hussey, A.M., and Boone, G.M., 1985, Bedrock geologic map of Maine: Maine Geological Survey, Dept. of Conserv., scale 1:500,000.

Rankin, D.W., 1965, The Matagamon Sandstone; a new Devonian formation in north-central Maine, IN Contributions to stratigraphy: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1194-F, p. F1-F9.

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b1194F

US Geological Survey, 2005, National Geologic Map Database, Geologic Names Lexicon "GEOLEX", http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Geolex/.

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Counties Penobscot - Piscataquis