Megacrystic Biotite Gneiss

Poorly layered to massive; megacrysts of microcline and quartz; local mica schist, amphibolite, and biotite gneiss
State North Carolina
Name Megacrystic Biotite Gneiss
Geologic age Cambrian/Late Proterozoic
Lithologic constituents
Metamorphic > Gneiss > Biotite-gneissMegacrystic Biotite Gneiss - poorly layered to massive; megacrysts of microcline and quartz, and biotite gneiss
Metamorphic > Schist > Mica-schistlocal mica schist
Metamorphic > Amphibolite

Rhodes, Thomas S., and Conrad, Stephen G., 1985, Geologic Map of North Carolina: Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, Division of Land Resources, and the NC Geological Survey, compiled by Brown, Philip M., et al, and Parker, John M. III, and in association with the State Geologic Map Advisory Committee, scale 1:500,000.

The North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Land Resources, NC Geological Survey, in cooperation with the NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, 1998 (updated 2007), Geology - North Carolina (1:250,000), coverage data file geol250. The data represents the digital equivalent of the official State Geology map (1:500,000 scale), but was digitized from (1:250,000 scale) base maps.

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Counties Alexander - Burke - Caldwell - Catawba - Rutherford - Wilkes