Pyroxene-Epidote Gneiss

White- to light-gray-weathering, light-greenish-gray or greenish-buff, fine- to medium-grained, moderately layered and foliated gneiss composed principally of quartz, microcline, plagioclase, clinopyroxene, epidote, and sparse amounts of titanite. Some phases of this unit are quartz-rich. May be interlayered and probably related to pyroxene gneiss (Yp).
State New Jersey
Name Pyroxene-Epidote Gneiss
Geologic age Middle Proterozoic
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > GneissWhite- to light-gray-weathering, light-greenish-gray or greenish-buff, fine- to medium-grained, moderately layered and foliated gneiss composed principally of quartz, microcline, plagioclase, clinopyroxene, epidote, and sparse amounts of titanite. Some phases of this unit are quartz-rich.
Comments Metasedimentary Rocks (Middle Proterozoic)
References

Dalton, R.F., Herman, G.C., Monteverde, D.H., Pristas, R.S., Sugarman, P.J., and Volkert, R.A., 1999, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bedrock Geology and Topographic Base Maps of New Jersey: New Jersey Geological Survey CD Series CD 00-1; ARC/INFO (v. 7.1), scale 1:100,000.

Drake, Avery A. Jr.,Volkert, Richard, A., Monteverde, Donald H., Herman, Gregory C., Houghton,Hugh F., Parker, Ronald A., and Dalton, Richard F., 1996, Bedrock Geologic Map of Northern New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellanenous Investigations Map I-2540-A, 4 cross sections, 2 sheets, size 56x40; 58x41, scale 1:100.000.

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/i2540A

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