Moretown Formation - Whetstone Hill Member - black sulfidic carbonaceous schist facies

Dark-gray, sooty- and rusty-weathering, sulfidic biotite-muscovite-plagioclase-quartz schist and granofels; is a lateral variant of Omwh. Contains layers of rusty-weathering amphibolite and dark-gray quartzite. Part of the metasedimentary host rocks of the North River Igneous Suite. Rocks of the Early to Late Taconic Accreted Terrane of the Rowe-Hawley Zone. Eastern allochthonous sequence, oceanic and accretionary realm, ultramafic inclusions, volcanic-arc intrusives, and volcanic rocks.
State Vermont
Name Moretown Formation - Whetstone Hill Member - black sulfidic carbonaceous schist facies
Geologic age Lower Ordovician to Cambrian?
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Schist > Quartz-feldspar-schistDark-gray, sooty- and rusty-weathering, sulfidic biotite-muscovite-plagioclase-quartz schist and granofels.
Metamorphic > Granoblastic > GranofelsDark-gray, sooty- and rusty-weathering, sulfidic biotite-muscovite-plagioclase-quartz schist and granofels.
Minor
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > QuartziteContains layers of rusty-weathering amphibolite and dark-gray quartzite.
Metamorphic > AmphiboliteContains layers of rusty-weathering amphibolite and dark-gray quartzite.
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Counties Windsor