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Mica Schist

Mica Schist - Garnet, staurolite, kyanite, or sillimanite occur locally; lenses and layers of quartz schist, micaceous quartzite, calc-silicate rock, biotite gneiss, amphibolite, and phyllite.
State North Carolina
Name Mica Schist
Geologic age Cambrian/Late Proterozoic
Primary rock type mica schist
Secondary rock type quartzite
Other rock types calc-silicate rock; biotite gneiss; amphibolite; phyllite
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Schist > Mica-schistMica Schist - Garnet, staurolite, kyanite, or sillimanite occur locally; lenses and layers of quartz schist
Minor
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Quartzitemicaceous quartzite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Calc-silicate-rockcalc-silicate rock
Metamorphic > Gneiss > Biotite-gneissbiotite gneiss
Metamorphic > Amphibolite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Phyllite
Map references
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, 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.
Unit references
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, 1:500,000-scale, compiled by Brown, Philip M., et al, and Parker, John M. III, and in association with the State Geologic Map Advisory Committee.
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, 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.
Counties Alexander - Burke - Caldwell - Catawba - Cleveland - Davie - Forsyth - Franklin - Gaston - Halifax - Iredell - Lincoln - McDowell - Polk - Rockingham - Rutherford - Stokes - Surry - Warren - Wilkes - Yadkin