Lynchburg Group; Charlottesville Formation

Charlottesville Formation (Nelson, 1962). Coarse-grained to pebbly quartzose metasandstone and quartzite interbedded with laminated micaceous metasiltstone and graphitic phyllite and slate. Sandstone beds are typically amalgamated and massive; grading, horizontal stratification, and complete Bouma sequences are preserved locally (Wehr, 1985; Conley, 1989). The formation includes cross-bedded quartzite, feldspathic metasandstone, and muscovite schist in the upper portion (Conley, 1989; mapped as Swift Run Formation by Nelson, 1962); in the Culpeper area, includes in part the Ball Mountain Formation of Wehr (1985) and Kasselas (1993). The unit contains numerous apparently concordant mafic and ultramafic sills in the lower portion. Southwest of Nelson County, rocks equivalent to the Charlottesville Formation have been mapped as Alligator Back Formation. Outcrop belt is as much as 3.7 miles wide.
State Virginia
Name Lynchburg Group; Charlottesville Formation
Geologic age Proterozoic Z
Lithologic constituents
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Argillitemeta-argillite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Metasandstonemeta-argillite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Metasiltstonemeta-argillite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Quartzite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Phyllite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Slate
Comments Lynchburg Group; Blue Ridge Anticlinorium (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 Albemarle - Culpeper - Fauquier - Madison - Nelson - Orange - Charlottesville