Brandon Lignite

Organic silt, sand and gravel and slumped and dismembered lignite occurring as elongate disrupted deposits in underlying kaolin, residual hematite, and ochre deposits near Brandon. Lignite was let down into kaolin perhaps by karst collapse along a concealed west-dipping normal fault between the Dunham Dolostone on the west and the Cheshire Quartzite on the east. Deposit largely concealed but known from historic underground workings for kaolin, hematite ochre, and lignite.
State Vermont
Name Brandon Lignite
Geologic age Lower Miocene
Lithologic constituents
Major
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detritalSand and gravel.
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Silt
Minor
Sedimentary > Coal > LigniteSlumped and dismembered lignite occurring as elongate disrupted deposits in underlying kaolin, residual hematite, and ochre deposits near Brandon.
Comments Original label Tmb; age is Lower Miocene. Changed unit label to MImb.
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Counties Rutland