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Little Falls Formation; Quartz-rich slate, argillite, and schist in the northwestward extent of the unit and coarse-grained megacrystic garnet-staurolite-schist in the southwestward extent

Little Falls Formation; Quartz-rich slate, argillite, and schist in the northwestward extent of the unit and coarse-grained megacrystic garnet-staurolite-schist in the southwestward extent - Unit as an uncertain stratigraphic position relative to other Paleoproterozoic stratified units but is apparently younger than the Mille Lacs and North Range Groups.
State Minnesota
Name Little Falls Formation; Quartz-rich slate, argillite, and schist in the northwestward extent of the unit and coarse-grained megacrystic garnet-staurolite-schist in the southwestward extent
Geologic age Early Proterozoic
Primary rock type slate
Secondary rock type argillite
Other rock types schist
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Schist
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Slate
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Argillite
Map references
Morey, G.B., and Meints, Joyce, 2000, Geologic map of Minnesota - Bedrock Geology: Minnesota Geological Survey, State Map Series, S-20, 3rd edition, scale 1:1,000,000. available online at: http://www.geo.umn.edu/mgs/currentpubs.htm
Unit references
Morey, G.B., and Meints, Joyce, 2000, Geologic map of Minnesota - Bedrock Geology: Minnesota Geological Survey, State Map Series, S-20, 3rd edition, scale 1:1,000,000. available online at: http://www.geo.umn.edu/mgs/currentpubs.htm
Counties Benton - Kandiyohi - Morrison - Stearns - Todd