Red Oak Pluton

Light-gray, medium-grained, foliated granite to granodiorite. Mineralogy: quartz + potassium feldspar + plagioclase + biotite; accessory minerals include muscovite, apatite, and zircon. Hydrothermal alteration to sericite, epidote, kaolin, and chlorite is common. Geophysical signature: positive radiometric anomaly. This unit is equivalent in part to the Red Oak granite as defined by Laney (1917) and Horton and others (1993).
State Virginia
Name Red Oak Pluton
Geologic age Proterozoic
Lithologic constituents
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Granite
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Granodiorite
Comments Carolina Slate Belt; name changed from Red Oak Granite to Red Oak Pluton by Karen Hostettler

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 Charlotte - Halifax