New Hampshire Plutonic Suite (ME*,MA*,NH*)
/New Hampshire plutonic series [informal] (ME,NH,VT)
[When referring to the New Hampshire plutonic series of Billings and Williams (1935), please use informally. The practice of employing "Series" for lithostratigraphic or lithodemic nomenclature is now regarded as improper (ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). The term "Series" is applied formally only to chronostratigraphic units.]
Concord, Bickford Granites. Kinsman, Bethlehem Granodiorites. Coys Hill Granite. Winnipesaukee, Spaulding Quartz Diorites. Many others.
Type area: Littleton and Moosilauke quadrangles, Grafton Co., northwestern NH (Billings, 1935, written commun.; see US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896).
New England province*
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"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).
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