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  • Usage in publication:
    • Taine Mountain Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Gneiss
    • Schist
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • New England province
Publication:

Stanley, R.S., 1964, The bedrock geology of the Collinsville quadrangle: Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey Quadrangle Report, no. 16, 99 p.


Summary:

Taine Mountain Formation named in northwestern CT. Divided into (ascending) Wildcat, Scranton Mountain, and Whigville Members (all new names). Predominant lithologies are schist and gneiss. Formation crops out only in northern part of Bristol dome, where the lower two members are principally confined to Collinsville quad. Whigville Member is mostly restricted to Bristol quad. Units are well exposed on eastern side of Wildcat Mountain, Scranton Mountain, Two Buck Ring, and eastern side of Barnes Hill. Members form a topographic rim surrounding a central basin. Underlies Collinsville Formation. Age is pre-Triassic.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Taine Mountain Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • New England province
Publication:

Rodgers, John, 1985, Bedrock geological map of Connecticut: Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey, scale 1:125,000


Summary:

Taine Mountain Formation of Early(?) Ordovician age accepted in the Gneiss Dome belt of the Connecticut Valley synclinorium in CT.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Taine Mountain Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • New England province
Publication:

Simpson, H.E., 1990, Bedrock geology of the Bristol quadrangle, Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties, Connecticut: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1573, 13 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:24,000) [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_21805.htm]


Summary:

The Taine Mountain Formation of Stanley (1964) is here adopted in the Collinsville and Bristol quads, CT. Includes 3 pinstriped units: the Wildcat, Scranton Mountain, and Whigville Members, also adopted from Stanley (1964). Underlies Bristol Gneiss (revised). Correlates with the Savoy Schist of Emerson (1898), Missisquoi Schist or Group of Richardson (1919, 1924), in MA; and the Moretown Formation of Cady (1956) in MA and VT. Age is Middle Ordovician.

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


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