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  • Usage in publication:
    • Galts Ferry Gneiss Member
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Gneiss
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

McConnell, K.I., and Abrams, C.E., 1984, Geology of the greater Atlanta region: Georgia Geologic Survey Bulletin, no. 96, 127 p.


Summary:

The Galts Ferry Gneiss Member of the Pumpkinvine Creek Formation of the New Georgia Group is here named in northwest GA. It consists of banded hornblende-quartz-plagioclase gneiss interlayered with biotite-muscovite-plagioclase gneiss. Gradationally underlies amphibolite and garnet gneiss in the Pumpkinvine Creek. Age is Late Proterozoic and (or) early Paleozoic.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Galts Ferry†
  • Modifications:
    • Abandoned
  • 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 Galts Ferry Gneiss Member of McConnell and Abrams (1984) of the Pumpkinvine Creek Formation of McConnell (1980) is here abandoned because its rocks are assigned to other units.

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


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