|Name||Ordovician - Precambrian Z Cushing Formation, mafic volcanic member|
|Geologic age||Ordovician - Precambrian Z|
Igneous > Volcanic > Mafic-volcanicE - Epidote-amphibolite facies; AA - Low rank amphibolite facies; AB - Medium rank amphibolite facies; Protolith V - Basaltic volcanic rocks
|Comments||Named for development at Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland Co., southwestern ME. Named as a formation in Casco Bay group. Consists of an assemblage of mostly thin-bedded, light-gray, siliceous and sericitic slates; and heavier beds of graywacke slate, schist, and quartzite containing, at short intervals, thin layers or laminae of black, micaceous phyllite and light-bluish calcareous schist or slate. Thickness about 600 ft. Underlies Spring Point greenstone; overlies Kittery quartzite. (ME062) Unit description from USGS GEOLEX website (ME078). AB - Medium rank amphibolite facies; AC - High rank amphibolite facies; Protolith F - Quartz sandstone.|
|Stratigraphic units||Casco Bay Group|
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.
|Counties||Cumberland - Kennebec - Lincoln - Waldo|