North View Granite

North View granite (Bentley, 1992). Light-gray, fine to coarse-grained, lineated to foliated to massive alkali granite composed of blocky alkali feldspar mesoperthite, quartz, magnetite, and minor aegirine, riebeckite, biotite, allanite, titanite, fluorite, zircon, and garnet. Minor microcline and albite form separate phases with recrystallization. Garnet, which may be metamorphic in origin, is grossular-almandine-spessartine with up to three percent yttrium; riebeckite is in the plane of foliation and is metamorphic in origin. The northern and western borders of the pluton are fine-grained and granophyric, with phenocrysts of mesoperthite, albite, and quartz; accessory and secondary minerals include magnetite, biotite, garnet, titanite, chlorite, epidote, muscovite, and calcite.
State Virginia
Name North View Granite
Geologic age Proterozoic
Lithologic constituents
Major
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Granite
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 Lunenburg - Mecklenburg