Marshall Metagranite

Medium-gray to brownish-gray, medium- to coarse-grained monzogranite composed of 30 percent quartz (clear or blue), 28 percent rod and bleb perthite, microcline, and orthoclase, and 42 percent saussuritized oligoclase. Sheared rock commonly has as much as 20 percent biotite. Porphyroblastic augen, commonly 1 to 2 cm in length, consist of aggregates of potassium feldspar, plagioclase, and quartz. U-Pb zircon data indicate a crystallization age of 1127±7 Ma (Aleinikoff and others, 1993).
State Virginia
Name Marshall Metagranite
Geologic age Proterozoic Y
Lithologic constituents
Metamorphic > Metaigneous > Metaintrusive > Metagranite
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 Fauquier - Loudoun