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Geologic Unit: Allatoona
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Allatoona Complex*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Gneiss
    • Schist
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Higgins, M.W., Atkins, R.L., Crawford, T.J., Crawford, R.F., III, Brooks, Rebekah, and Cook, R.B., Jr., 1988, The structure, stratigraphy, tectonostratigraphy, and evolution of the southernmost part of the Appalachian Orogen, Georgia and Alabama: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1475, 173 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:500,000)


Summary:

Grenville basement rocks of the Bill Arp thrust sheet, which crop out east and northeast of Cartersville in the core of a complex anticlinorium along the western flank of the Murphy synclinorium in northern GA, and in a smaller area southwest of Jasper, GA, are here named the Allatoona Complex for exposures along the shore of Lake Allatoona, Bartow Co. It includes the Corbin Gneiss and the Red Top Mountain Schist. The Allatoona was called the Corbin Gneiss Complex by McConnell and Costello (1984), but that name is preempted by Corbin Gneiss. Unconformably underlies the Pinelog Formation. Age is Middle Proterozoic.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Allatoona Complex*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Crawford, T.J., Higgins, M.W., Crawford, R.F., Atkins, R.L., Medlin, J.H., and Stern, T.W., 1999, Revision of stratigraphic nomenclature in the Atlanta, Athens, and Cartersville 30' x 60' quadrangles, Georgia: Georgia Geologic Survey Bulletin, no. 130, 45 p.


Summary:

Allatoona Complex includes Early(?) to Late(?) Proterozoic Red Top Mountain Formation (revised), Early(?) to Middle Proterozoic Crawfish Schist (new), Early(?) to Middle Proterozoic Rowland Spring Formation (new), and Middle(?) to Late Proterozoic Corbin Metagranite (revised). Report includes geologic map and correlation chart.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


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