Buckingham Complex - Quarz diorite

Light-gray, medium- to coarse-grained, biotite-quartz diorite; migmatitic zones, kyanite, and sillimanite occur adjacent to contacts in country rocks. Mineralogy: quartz + plagioclase + potassium feldspar + biotite + epidote + allanite + muscovite + magnetite. This lithology cuts across older units in the Buckingham complex.
State Virginia
Name Buckingham Complex - Quarz diorite
Geologic age Proterozoic Z-Pennsylvanian
Lithologic constituents
Igneous > Plutonic > Dioritic > Quartz-diorite
Comments Western Piedmont (Southwest and Central)

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 Buckingham