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  • Usage in publication:
    • Washington Gneiss*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • New England province

Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Washington Gneiss*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • New England province
Publication:

Ratcliffe, N.M., 1997, Bedrock geologic map of the Jamaica quadrangle and part of the Townshend quadrangle, Windham and Bennington Counties, Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-2453, scale 1:24,000


Summary:

Dacitic metavolcanics are found within Washington Gneiss of Berkshire massif of MA (Ratcliffe and Zartman, 1968). They are interbedded with thick succession of rusty-weathering, quartz-pebble gneisses, calc-silicate rocks and garnet-sillimanite schist similar to, but much thicker than, the rusty-weathering gneiss and schist unit of Mount Holly Complex exposed in Green Mountains of VT. It is possible that the metadacitic and metatrondhjemitic suite of VT constitutes a lateral, south-to-north facies of the Washington Gneiss of MA.

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


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