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Geologic Unit: Cutnose
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Cutnose Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Gneiss
    • Schist
    • Phyllite
  • 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:

Cutnose Formation of Wedowee Group is here formally named for exposures along Cutnose Creek in the northeastern part of Randolph Co., eastern AL. Consists predominantly of feldspathic biotite gneiss, fine-grained, graphite-chlorite-sericite schist and locally, graphite-quartz-sericite phyllite. Units are cyclically interbedded and apparently correspond to an original sedimentary sequence of graywacke, litharenite, pelitic arenite and pelite. Most characteristic feature of the Cutnose is the many interbeds of biotite feldspathic gneiss. Because of possible local folding, true total thickness of Cutnose is undetermined. Overlies Cragford Phyllite, also of Wedowee. Age shown as middle Paleozoic.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cutnose Gneiss
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • 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:

Cutnose Formation of Neathery and Reynolds (1975) is here referred to as Cutnose Gneiss of Wedowee Group. Described as cyclically interbedded fine-grained quartz-biotite-feldspar gneiss, fine-grained graphite-chlorite-sericite schist, and locally graphite-quartz-sericite phyllite and quartzite. Overlies Cragford Phyllite.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cutnose Gneiss
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Guthrie, G.M., and Dean, L.S., 1989, Geology of the New Site 7.5-minute quadrangle, Tallapoosa and Clay Counties, Alabama (text): Geological Survey of Alabama Quadrangle Map Series, 9, 2 sheets, 41 p., scale 1:24,000


Summary:

In the New Site quadrangle, three interlayered and gradational sequences of the Cutnose Gneiss (Wedowee Group) are noted: 1) arenaceous garnet biotite chlorite sericite phyllite; 2) interlayered arenaceous garnet biotite chlorite sericite phyllite, biotite chlorite sericite phyllite and graphite phyllite; and 3) graphite phyllite. Excellent exposures in small quarry northeast of the light-duty road, sec. 28, T24N, R22E.

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


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