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  • Usage in publication:
    • Johnson Mill graphite slate formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Slate
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Nelson, W.A., 1962, Geology and mineral resources of Albemarle County, Virginia: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources Bulletin, no. 77, 92 p.


Summary:

Named for Johnson Mill, Albemarle Co., central VA. The name Johnson Mill formation has been used in lectures on structural geology at the University of Virginia since 1945. Consists of graphite slate containing numerous blebs and stringers of pyrite. Thickness is 250 to 400 ft. Overlies Lynchburg formation; underlies Charlottesville formation (new). Age is Precambrian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Johnson Mill formation
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Milici, R.C. (compiler), Spiker, C.T., Jr. (compiler), and Wilson, J.M. (compiler), 1963, Geologic map of Virginia: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, scale 1:500,000


Summary:

Johnson Mill formation included with rocks mapped as Lynchburg formation in Albemarle Co.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Johnson Mill Member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Overview
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Schist
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Wehr, Frederick, 1985, Stratigraphy of the Lynchburg Group and Swift Run Formation, Late Proterozoic (730-570 Ma), central Virginia: Southeastern Geology, v. 25, no. 4, p. 225-239.


Summary:

Johnson Mill reduced in rank to member at top of Ball Mountain Formation in Lynchburg Group. Locally occupies upper 10 m of Ball Mountain Formation. Consists of graphitic schist. Age is Late Proterozoic.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Johnson Mill Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Conley, J.F., 1988, Stratigraphy and structure across the Blue Ridge anticlinorium in central Virginia: Virginia Geological Field Conference Guidebook, no. 20, p. 1-26.


Summary:

Lynchburg Group, on the southeastern limb of the Blue Ridge anticlinorium, is subdivided in this report into (ascending) Fauquier Formation, unnamed metagraywacke turbidite deposits (which combines Rockfish conglomerate formation and Lynchburg gneiss formation of Nelson, 1962), Johnson Mill Formation, and the Charlottesville Formation. Lynchburg rocks also occur in several outliers, the largest and most westerly of which is the belt containing the Mechums River Formation, which has been previously correlated with the Lynchburg. The Johnson Mill has been traced as a narrow band from the east-central boundary of the study area to Charlottesville where it ends abruptly. Unit reappears to the southwest in the Roanoke quad. [Field trip is based on reconnaissance geologic mapping in the Charlottesville 1 deg X 2 deg quad. as part of a new edition of the Geologic Map of VA to be completed by 1993.]

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Johnson Mill
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Rader, E.K., and Evans, N.H., 1993, Geologic map of Virginia; expanded explanation: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, 80 p.


Summary:

Rocks of the Johnson Mill graphite slate formation of Nelson (1962) are mapped with unnamed graphitic phyllite and metasiltstone as part of the Lynchburg Group.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Johnson Mill Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province

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