Buggs Island Pluton

Light-gray, medium- to coarse grained, massive to strongly foliated biotite-muscovite granite. The name first appears in the literature as the Buggs Island granite gneiss (Kish and Fullagar, 1978); those workers report an Rb-Sr whole-rock age of 314±16 Ma.
State Virginia
Name Buggs Island Pluton
Geologic age Mississippian Pennsylvanian
Lithologic constituents
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Granite
Comments Eastern Piedmont; changed from Buggs Island Granite to Buggs Island Pluton and updated age with Mississippian age (Karen Hostettler)

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.

NGMDB product
Counties Lunenburg - Mecklenburg