Albee Formation

Light-gray to greenish-gray, white-weathering, fine-grained feldspathic metasandstone and metasiltstone, and light-gray to greenish-gray to dark-gray phyllite. Lesser amounts of quartzite. Rare calc-silicate nodules. Generally sharply bedded, but graded beds as well as slump structures are locally obvious. Tourmaline is a sporadic accessory mineral. May be sulfidic (either pyrite or pyrrhotite) and rusty weathering. “Pinstriping” is common. U-Pb zircon SHRIMP age of 492.5±7.8 Ma from a porphyritic tonalite sill about 2 km east of West Bath, N.H. (D.W. Rankin, USGS, unpub. data, 2011). Stratified rocks of the Bronson Hill arch and Sawyer Mountain belt.
State Vermont
Name Albee Formation
Geologic age Ordovician and Cambrian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > MetasiltstoneLight-gray to greenish-gray, white-weathering, fine-grained feldspathic metasandstone and metasiltstone.
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > MetasandstoneLight-gray to greenish-gray, white-weathering, fine-grained feldspathic metasandstone and metasiltstone.
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > PhylliteLight-gray to greenish-gray to dark-gray phyllite.
Minor
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Quartzite
Incidental
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Calc-silicate-rockRare calc-silicate nodules.
References
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Counties Caledonia - Essex - Orange