Leucocratic, coarse-grained to megacrystic pyroxene-bearing granite, porphyritic in part with euhedral potassium feldspar phenocrysts, interstitial plagioclase and quartz; ferromagnesian minerals include orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, magnetite-ilmenite; hornblende, red-brown biotite, and garnet may be present. Accessory minerals include zircon, monozite, and apatite. Pyroxene is thoroughly uralitized.
State Virginia
Name Leucocharnockite
Geologic age Proterozoic Y
Lithologic constituents
Igneous > Plutonic > Charnockiteleucocharnockite
Comments Blue Ridge Basement Complex, Middle Proterozoic (Grenville-Age) Plutonic Rocks

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 Amherst - Augusta - Nelson - Rockbridge