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  • Usage in publication:
    • Fairburn Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Schist
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Higgins, M.W., and Atkins, R.L., 1981, The stratigraphy of the Piedmont southeast of the Brevard zone in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, IN Wigley, P.B., ed., Latest thinking on the stratigraphy of selected areas in Georgia; Volume 1: Georgia Geologic Survey Information Circular, no. 54-A, p. 3-40.


Summary:

The Fairburn Member is here named the lower member of the Clarkston Formation of the Atlanta Group in the area from East Point to Palmetto, GA, in the northwest limb of the Newnan-Tucker synform. It consists of crinkled garnet schist and locally contains small red garnets. Overlies the Stonewall Formation with sharp and conformable contact; gradationally underlies the Tar Creek Member of the Clarkston. Thickness is 400 to 1,000 m. Age is Late Proterozoic and (or) early Proterozoic.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Fairburn Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province

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