Lower part of Rangeley Formation

Gray, thinly laminated (5-25 mm) metapelite with local lentils of turbidites and thin quartz conglomerates in western New Hampshire. Sparse calc-silicate pods and coticule. Probably equivalent to member B of Rangeley Formation of Maine.
State New Hampshire
Name Lower part of Rangeley Formation
Geologic age Lower Silurian (Llandoverian)
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclasticgray, thinly laminated (5-25 mm) metapelite with local lentils of turbidites and thin quartz conglomerates
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerategray, thinly laminated (5-25 mm) metapelite with local lentils of turbidites and thin quartz conglomerates
Incidental
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Calc-silicate-rocksparse calc-silicate pods and coticule
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. Granite sill, Gilmanton quadrangle (point within formation): 359+/-? U/Pb, monazite per NH030. Granite pegmatite, Suncook quadrangle (point within formation) 375+/-? U/Pb per NH030.
References

Lyons, J.B., Bothner, W.A., Moench, R.H., and Thompson, J.B., Jr., 1997, Bedrock Geologic Map of New Hampshire: Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey Special Map, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_37338.htm

Eusden, J.D., Jr., and Barreiro, Barbara, 1988, The timing of peak high-grade metamorphism in central-eastern New England: Maritime Sediments and Atlantic Geology, v. 24, p. 241-255.

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Counties Belknap - Carroll - Cheshire - Grafton - Hillsborough - Merrimack - Strafford - Sullivan