Robertson River Igneous Suite

White Oak Alkali Feldspar Granite. Light-gray to gray, coarse-grained, inequigranular alkali feldspar granite composed of microcline microperthite, quartz, and plagioclase, with hastingsitic amphibole, allanite, fluorite, stilpnomelane, zircon, chlorite, and calcite. Unaltered surfaces display pronounced vitreous luster. Granite typically occurs intermixed with light-gray, fine-grained, mineralogically identical alkali feldspar granite that is locally younger. The unit has been dated at 725± 8 Ma (U-Pb zircon; Tollo and Aleinikoff, in press).
State Virginia
Name Robertson River Igneous Suite
Geologic age Proterozoic Z
Lithologic constituents
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Granite
Comments Blue Ridge Basement Complex, Late Proterozoic Igneous

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 - Greene - Madison