Littleton Formation, undivided

Gray metapelite and metawacke and subordinate metavolcanic rocks; generally, but not everywhere, conformable with underlying Fitch or Madrid Formations. Fossiliferous in western New Hampshire.
State New Hampshire
Name Littleton Formation, undivided
Geologic age Lower Devonian; Siegenian
Lithologic constituents
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Metasandstone > Metagraywackegray metapelite and metawacke
Metamorphic > Metaigneous > Metavolcanic
Comments Part of the Central Maine Composite Terrane (Central Maine Trough) - Variably metamorphosed sedimentary and volcanic rocks of greenschist to granulite facies, locally migmatized. Area includes structural belts between the Monroe fault on the west and the Campbell Hill fault on the east; that is, the Bronson Hill anticlinorium, Piedmont allochthon, Kearsarge-central Maine synclinorium, central New Hampshire anticlinorium, and Rochester-Lebanon (Maine) antiformal synclinorium.
NGMDB product
Counties Belknap - Carroll - Cheshire - Coos - Grafton - Hillsborough - Merrimack - Rockingham - Strafford - Sullivan