Micaceous Quartzite

Coarse-grained micaceous quartzite and feldspathic metasandstone with interbedded metasiltstone and phyllite; occurs above Catoctin greenstone (CZc) in an outlier surrounded by Mesozoic rocks east of Culpeper. These rocks are lithologically similar to, and probably correlative with micaceous quartzites in the True Blue formation of Pavlides (1989, 1990), and with feldspathic metasandstone lenses in the Candler Formation.
State Virginia
Name Micaceous Quartzite
Geologic age Cambrian
Lithologic constituents
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Quartzite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Phyllite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Metasandstone
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Metasiltstone
Comments Blue Ridge Anticlinorium (Central)

Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, 1993, Geologic Map of Virginia: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, scale 1:500,000.

Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, 2003, Digital Representation of the 1993 Geologic Map of Virginia, Publication 174, CD ROM (ISO-9660) contains image file, expanded explanation in pdf, and ESRI shapefiles, scale 1:500,000.

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Counties Culpeper