alkali-feldspar granite of Cumberland

Gray to blue-gray. medium- to coarse-grained, equigranular to porphyritic alkali-feldspar granite (phenocrysts of perthite). Massive to locally foliated. Contains perthite, quartz, abundant accessory riebeckite and aegerine, and lesser astrophyllite, anegmatite, zircon, allanite, fluorite, and opaque minerals. Plagioclase is notably absent. Hypersolvus, strongly peralkaline granite. Includes rock mapped formerly as Rhode Island Quincy Granite.
State Rhode Island
Name alkali-feldspar granite of Cumberland
Geologic age Devonian? or Mississippian?
Lithologic constituents
Major
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Alkali-feldspar-graniteGray to blue-gray. medium- to coarse-grained, equigranular to porphyritic alkali-feldspar granite (phenocrysts of perthite). Massive to locally foliated. Contains perthite, quartz, abundant accessory riebeckite and aegerine, and lesser astrophyllite, anegmatite, zircon, allanite, fluorite, and opaque minerals. Plagioclase is notably absent. Hypersolvus, strongly peralkaline granite.
Comments Part of Esmond-Dedham Subterrane (West Bay Area). Per printed map: age of rock based on radiometric data from RI005.
References

Hermes, O.D. (comp.), Gromet, L.P. (comp.), Murray, D.P. (comp.), Hamidzada, N.A., Skehan, J.W., and Mosher, S., 1994, Bedrock geologic map of Rhode Island: Rhode Island Map Series No. 1, Kingston, Rhode Island, scale 1:100,000.

Hermes, O.D., and Zartman, R.E., 1985, Late Precambrian and Devonian plutonic terrane within the Avalon Zone of Rhode Island: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 96, p. 272-282.

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Counties Providence