Alligator Back Formation; Gneiss

Finely laminated to thin layered; locally contains massive gneiss and micaceous granule conglomerate; includes schist, phyllite, and amphibolite.
State North Carolina
Name Alligator Back Formation; Gneiss
Geologic age Late Proterozoic
Lithologic constituents
Metamorphic > Gneissfinely laminated to thin layered
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Phyllite
Metamorphic > Amphibolite
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomeratelocally contains massive gneiss and micaceous granule conglomerate
Metamorphic > Schist

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 Alleghany - Ashe - Avery - Buncombe - Burke - Caldwell - McDowell - Mitchell - Surry - Watauga - Wilkes - Yancey