Fauquier Formation - Metaconglomerate

Pebbles, cobbles, and occasional boulders of quartz, several varieties of granite, and feldspar, in a meta-arkosic matrix. Discontinuous lenses occur at or near the base of the Fauquier. Meta-arkose, metasiltstone, and metaconglomerate of the Fauquier (Zfs, Zfa, Zfc) are interpreted as non-marine, fluvial sediments, deposited unconformably on Grenville-age basement (Espenshade, 1986). These units have been mapped on a lithologic basis in metasedimentary outliers west of the principal Fauquier strike-belt, and include some rocks previously mapped as Mechums River Formation (Gooch, 1958). Stratigraphic and facies relations between Fauquier lithologic units and laterally equivalent Monumental Mills and other Lynchburg Group units are discussed by Wehr (1985), Wehr and Glover (1985), Conley (1989), and Kasselas (1993).
State Virginia
Name Fauquier Formation - Metaconglomerate
Geologic age Proterozoic Z
Lithologic constituents
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Metaconglomerate
Comments Blue Ridge Anticlinorium (Northern)

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