Goldvein Pluton

Goldvein pluton (Pavlides, 1990). Mesocratic, coarse- to medium-grained, weakly- to strongly-foliated metamonzogranite. Altered feldspars commonly impart pink and green colors to the rock. Mineralogy includes perthite and plagioclase feldspars, each locally megacrystic; granoblastic quartz, muscovite, and sparsely distributed garnet.
State Virginia
Name Goldvein Pluton
Geologic age Cambrian-Ordovician
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Metaigneous > Metaintrusive > MetagraniteMesocratic, coarse- to medium-grained, weakly- to strongly-foliated metamonzogranite.
Comments Western Piedmont (Northern)
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 Culpeper - Fauquier - Prince William - Stafford