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  • Usage in publication:
    • Barrow Hill Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Quartzite
    • Schist
    • Amphibolite
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • 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:

The Barrow Hill Formation in the Clarkston slice of the Atlanta thrust sheet is here named. It consists of thin layers of blocky, sooty-weathering gondite (spessartine quartzite) intercalated with pink- to purple-weathering garnet-sillimanite-biotite-muscovite schist and ochre-weathering amphibolite. The gondite was formerly named the Intrenchment Creek Quartzite, which is here abandoned. Overlies the Ison Branch Formation with probable gradational contact and grades upward into the Clarkston Formation. Age is Late Proterozoic to Early Ordovician(?).

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


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