Biotite Granite

Leucocratic, medium- to coarse grained, gneissic granite; dominantly perthitic Potassium feldspar, plagioclase, and quartz, with minor biotite, muscovite, and ilmenite; accessories include apatite and zircon. Feldspars show alteration to epidote and sericite; gneissic fabric is defined by flatten quartz and feldspars.
State Virginia
Name Biotite Granite
Geologic age Proterozoic Y
Lithologic constituents
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Granite
Comments Blue Ridge Basement Complex, Middle Proterozoic (Grenville-Age) Plutonic Rocks

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 Albemarle - Greene - Madison