Mount Rogers Formation - Porphyritic rhyolite

Porphyritic rhyolite (Wilburn Rhyolite Member, Mt. Rogers volcanic center). Very-dusky-purple, high-silica rhyolitic welded tuff containing about 30 percent quartz and mesoperthite phenocrysts. This unit constitutes a chemically and mineralogically-zoned ash-flow sheet at least 760 m thick, in which the main body is metaluminous and the basal phenocryst-poor 30 m were initially peralkaline.
State Virginia
Name Mount Rogers Formation - Porphyritic rhyolite
Geologic age Proterozoic Z
Lithologic constituents
Major
Igneous > Volcanic > Felsic-volcanic > Rhyolite
Comments In Grayson, Washington, and Smyth Counties only; Blue Ridge Anticlinorium (Southwest)
References

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 Grayson - Smyth