Muscovite-chlorite-garnet schist

Light-silvery-green to grayish-green, lustrous muscovite-chlorite-quartz (±garnet±chloritoid±ilmenite) schist and biotite-albite-muscovite-quartz schist. Unit is highly variable both in texture and in composition (from ultrafine-grained phyllonitic schist to medium-grained muscovite-garnet schist). Albitic varieties tend to contain more biotite and less muscovite. Rock is highly retrograded and contains abundant chlorite derived from the breakdown of garnet that contained large anhedral quartz and grains of coarse muscovite and biotite. Robust grains of rutile are abundant. Chloritoid commonly occurs in the fine-grained sericitic matrix but locally is found within large subhedral garnets. The contact with adjacent Y?mfs is gradational and determined by a higher abundance of biotite (commonly chloritized) and albite in Y?mfs near Y?cms. The contact with Y2rs of the Mount Holly Complex is gradational. Mount Holly Complex paragneiss. Rocks of the Green Mountain and Lincoln Mountain massifs and eastern domes. Unit is part of the Problematic rocks at Devils Den in Weston and Danby areas: Near Devils Den and Moses Pond includes albitic biotite-muscovite schist, chloritoid-chlorite-muscovite (±garnet) schist, dolomite marble and minor quartzite which resemble rocks of the Tyson Formation, and retrograde varieties of the paragneisses of the Mount Holly Complex. Because these rocks are structurally compatible with Grenvillian or older folds in the Mount Holly Complex and are transitional into rocks of the Mount Holly Complex, a Mesoproterozoic age is favored. Nevertheless the resemblance to rocks of the Tyson Formation is striking.
State Vermont
Name Muscovite-chlorite-garnet schist
Geologic age Middle to Early Mesoproterozoic
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Metamorphic > Schist > Mica-schist > Muscovite-schistLight-silvery-green to grayish-green, lustrous muscovite-chlorite-quartz (±garnet±chloritoid±ilmenite) schist and biotite-albite-muscovite-quartz schist. Unit is highly variable both in texture and in composition (from ultrafine-grained phyllonitic schist to medium-grained muscovite-garnet schist). Albitic varieties tend to contain more biotite and less muscovite.
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Counties Rutland - Windsor