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  • Usage in publication:
    • Bluff Springs granite
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Granite
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Prouty, W.F., 1923, Geology and mineral resources of Clay County, with special reference to the graphite industry: Geological Survey of Alabama County Report, no. 1, 190 p.


Summary:

Intrusive biotite granite of same character as Pinckneyville granite, exposed in southeastern part of Clay Co., is locally designated the Bluff Springs granite. Reaches a maximum width a little north of Bluff Springs. [Name does not appear on accompanying map. This biotite granite is mapped everywhere as Pinckneyville granite. Neither is name Bluff Springs used by G.I. Adams on the 1926 Alabama Geological Survey Map of AL. Therefore, name is considered abandoned (M.G. Wilmarth, 1938, US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896).]

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Bluff Springs Granite
  • Modifications:
    • Reinstated
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Neathery, T.L., and Reynolds, J.W., 1975, Geology of the Lineville East, Ofelia, Wadley North, and Mellow Valley quadrangles, Alabama: Geological Survey of Alabama Bulletin, no. 109, p. 1-120.


Summary:

Bluff Springs Granite used in this report and others by Neathery and Reynolds (1973) and Neathery and Tull (1975). Bluff Springs intrudes the Wedowee Group. Consists of light gray to white granite, ranging from quartz monzonite to trondhjemite. Only a generalized age of Precambrian to late Paleozoic is given.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Bluff Springs Granite
  • Modifications:
    • Geochronologic dating
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Russell, G.S., Odom, A.L., and Russell, C.W., 1987, Uranium-lead and rubidium-strontium isotopic evidence for the age and origin of granitic rocks in the northern Alabama Piedmont, IN Drummond, M.S., and Green, N.L., eds., Granites of Alabama: Alabama Geological Survey Special Publication, no. 2, p. 239-249.


Summary:

Bluff Springs is associated with metasediments of the Wedowee Group in Clay Co., east-central AL. Includes several lithologies with varying development of metamorphic textures. From zircons, has been dated tentatively at 366+/-21 Ma (Devonian to Mississippian).

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Bluff Springs Granite
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Raymond, D.E., Osborne, W.E., Copeland, C.W., and Neathery, T.L., 1988, Alabama stratigraphy: Geological Survey of Alabama Circular, no. 140, 97 p.


Summary:

Briefly described as medium-grained, locally foliated leucocratic quartz diorite to quartz monzonite and tonalite. Occurs in Northern Piedmont of AL. Age generalized as Precambrian to Paleozoic.

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


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