Burkeville Pluton

Grayish-blue, fine- to medium grained, massive to faintly foliated; composition ranges from granodiorite to monzonite. Mineralogy: oligoclase + microcline + quartz + biotite + epidote + apatite + zircon. Geophysical signature: diffuse pattern of negative magnetic and circular positive radiometric anomalies. The pluton was originally referred to as the Burkeville granite (Husted, 1942), and is the "granite in the Burkeville granite quarry" of Steidtmann (1945); the pluton intrudes migmatitic paragneiss (mpg).
State Virginia
Name Burkeville Pluton
Geologic age Proterozoic
Lithologic constituents
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Granodiorite
Igneous > Plutonic > Syenitic > Monzonite
Comments Central Piedmont

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 Amelia - Nottoway