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  • Usage in publication:
    • Salem Church granite
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Granite
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Bayley, W.S., 1928, Geology of the Tate quadrangle, Georgia: Georgia Geologic Survey Bulletin, no. 43, 170 p.


Summary:

Named Salem Church granite for Salem Church in northwestern GA. Consists of white or light-gray gneissoid granite. Intrudes Hiwassee schist and Great Smoky formation, which is believed to be Cambrian. Unit occupies about 8 sq. mi., extending a little east of Sharp Mountain Creek to west margin of Tate quadrangle. Age is thought to be Precambrian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Salem Church Gneiss†
  • 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 Salem Church Gneiss (Bayley, 1928, Dallmeyer, 1975), is here abandoned. It is found to be lithically identical to, and in the same stratigraphic position as, and the same age as the Corbin Gneiss. Its rocks are assigned to the Corbin Gneiss.

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


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