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  • Usage in publication:
    • Coleman River Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Gneiss
    • Schist
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Hatcher, R.D., Jr., 1979, The Coweeta Group and Coweeta syncline; major features of the North Carolina-Georgia Blue Ridge: Southeastern Geology, v. 21, no. 1, p. 21-23.


Summary:

Named for Coleman River, Dillard quad, Rabun Co., north-central GA. Consists of metasandstone, meta-arkose, and quartz-feldspar gneiss with interlayers of pelitic schist. Metasandstone is medium grained, foliated, thinly laminated or "pinstriped." Overlies Persimmon Creek Formation; underlies Ridgepole Mountain Formation. [Age is late Precambrian(?), Late Proterozoic(?).]

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Coleman River Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Peper, J.D., Lesure, F.G., Cox, L.J., and D'Agostino, J.P., 1991, Geology, geochemistry, and mineral resource assessment of the Southern Nantahala Wilderness and adjacent roadless areas, Rabun and Towns Counties, Georgia, and Clay and Macon Counties, North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1883, 30 p.


Summary:

Coweeta Group and its Persimmon Creek Gneiss, Coleman River Formation, and Ridgepole Mountain Formation are used informally in this report (local usage of Hatcher, 1979). Age changed from Late Proterozoic to Late Proterozoic and early Paleozoic. All formations are found in Richard Russell thrust sheet, east of Shope Fork fault.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Coleman River Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Nelson, A.E., Horton, J.W., Jr., and Clark, J.W., 1998, Geologic map of the Greenville 1 degree x 2 degrees quadrangle, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-2175, 2 sheets, 12 p., scale 1:250,000


Summary:

Rocks mapped as quartzofeldspathic gneiss member of Richard Russell Formation probably correlate with Coleman River Formation of Hatcher (1979) in NC.

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


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