Silurian - Ordovician Aroostook River Formation

Silurian - Ordovician Aroostook River Formation
State Maine
Name Silurian - Ordovician Aroostook River Formation
Geologic age Silurian - Ordovician
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Slate (Zeolitic (prehnite-pumpellyite))W - Weakly metamorphosed; contains local occurrences of prehnite and pumpellyite; Protolith Q - Interbedded pelite and sandstone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone > ArkoseW - Weakly metamorphosed; contains local occurrences of prehnite and pumpellyite; Protolith Q - Interbedded pelite and sandstone
Sedimentary > Clastic > SiltstoneW - Weakly metamorphosed; contains local occurrences of prehnite and pumpellyite; Protolith Q - Interbedded pelite and sandstone
Comments W - Weakly metamorphosed; contains local occurrences of prehnite and pumpellyite; GS - Greenschist facies; Protolith W - Mafic to felsic volcanic rocks
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.

Roy, D.C., and Mencher, E., 1976, Ordovician and Silurian stratigraphy of northeastern Aroostook County, Maine: Geol. Soc. Amer., Memoir 148, p. 25-52.

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

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Counties Aroostook