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Geologic Unit: Pelier
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Pelier schist
  • Modifications:
    • First used
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Brown, W.R., 1953, Structural framework and mineral resources of the Virginia Piedmont, IN McGrain, P., ed., Proceedings of the southeastern mineral symposium, 1950: Kentucky Geological Survey Special Publication, 9th series, no. 1, p. 88-111.


Summary:

Pelier schist of Evington group first used. Type locality is railroad cuts at Six Mile Bridge. 0.5 mi northwest of Mt. Pelier Church, 4.5 mi east of Lynchburg, Lynchburg quad, Campbell Co., south-central VA. Consists of tan sericite-quartz schist. Contains thin quartzite and characteristic biotite porphyroblasts. Chloritoid facies is common. Thickness is 400 ft. Underlies Mount Athos formation (new), overlies Arch Marble (new), both of Evington group. Age is Paleozoic(?).

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Pelier schist
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Schist
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Brown, W.R., 1958, Geology and mineral resources of the Lynchburg quadrangle, Virginia: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources Bulletin, no. 74, 99 p.


Summary:

Proposed that schist phase of Mount Athos formation be separated and named Pelier schist. Age is early Paleozoic(?).

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Pelier schist
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
    • Age modified
  • 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:

Pelier schist included in Evington group (mapped undivided). Age is Paleozoic.

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


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