Interlayered Mafic and Felsic Metavolcanic Rocks - Quartz-muscovite schist and gneiss.

Quartz-muscovite schist and gneiss; Heterogenous layered assemblage correlates with the Chopawamsic Formation and Ta River Metamorphic Suite, on strike to the northeast, and in traceable into the Milton belt in North Carolina (Geologic Map of North Carolina, 1985). Quartz muscovite schist and gneiss. Very-light-gray to light-bluish-gray, fine- to medium-grained, layered kyanite mica schist, kyanite and sillimanite quartzite, and interlayered biotite-garnet schist. Mineralogy: quartz + muscovite + plagioclase ± biotite ± garnet ± sillimanite ± kyanite ± magnetite. Includes the schist and gneiss unit of Tobisch (1972), and muscovite-quartz schist of Baird (1989, 1991).
State Virginia
Name Interlayered Mafic and Felsic Metavolcanic Rocks - Quartz-muscovite schist and gneiss.
Geologic age Cambrian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Gneiss
Metamorphic > Schist > Pelitic-schist
Comments Central Virginia Volcanic-Plutonic Belt
References

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 Buckingham - Halifax - Pittsylvania - Danville