Phyllite and Metasiltstone

Dominantly light-gray, schistose chlorite-sericite phyllite and phyllitic metasiltstone with a well-developed phyllitic or slaty cleavage; includes minor interlayered mafic and felsic metavolcanic rocks.
State Virginia
Name Phyllite and Metasiltstone
Geologic age Proterozoic Z
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Phyllite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Metasiltstone
Minor
Metamorphic > Metaigneous > Metavolcanicincludes minor interlayered mafic and felsic metavolcanic rocks
Comments Carolina Slate Belt
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 Mecklenburg