Schaeffer Hollow Granite

Schaeffer Hollow granite (Herz and Force, 1987). Leucocratic, coarse-grained, porphyritic, alkali feldspar-blue quartz granite; may contain as much as 10 percent biotite (after hornblende or pyroxene?); accessories include ilmenite, apatite, and zircon; gradational into mylonitic flaser gneiss; contains granulite xenoliths.
State Virginia
Name Schaeffer Hollow 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 Nelson