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  • Usage in publication:
    • Wolf Creek Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Amphibolite
    • Schist
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Higgins, M.W., and Atkins, R.L., 1981, The stratigraphy of the Piedmont southeast of the Brevard zone in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, IN Wigley, P.B., ed., Latest thinking on the stratigraphy of selected areas in Georgia; Volume 1: Georgia Geologic Survey Information Circular, no. 54-A, p. 3-40.


Summary:

The Wolf Creek Formation of the Atlanta Group, here named in the Newnan-Tucker synform near Atlanta, GA, consists of interlayered laminated amphibolite and biotite-muscovite button schists. It grades into button schists of the Brevard Zone to the northwest, and into Promised Land Formation to the southeast; it is in sharp contact with the Clairmont Formation and Norcross Gneiss to the southwest. Thickness is 1,200 m. Age is Late Proterozoic and (or) early Paleozoic.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Wolf Creek Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • 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 Wolf Creek Formation is removed from the Atlanta Group, here abandoned. The Wolf Creek has been thrust upon Bill Arp thrust sheet rocks in the Brevard Zone and is structurally overlain by the Clairmont thrust sheet; it belongs tectonostratigraphically with the Zebulon thrust sheet. The button schists, phyllonites, and amphibolites of the Wolf Creek probably represent sheared schists, gneisses, and amphibolites of the Zebulon Formation. Age is Late Proterozoic to Early Ordovician(?).

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Wolf Creek Formation†
  • Modifications:
    • Abandoned
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Crawford, T.J., Higgins, M.W., Crawford, R.F., Atkins, R.L., Medlin, J.H., and Stern, T.W., 1999, Revision of stratigraphic nomenclature in the Atlanta, Athens, and Cartersville 30' x 60' quadrangles, Georgia: Georgia Geologic Survey Bulletin, no. 130, 45 p.


Summary:

Detailed mapping Wolf Creek Formation in its type area shows that both presence of spessartine quartzites in the Wolf Creek and overall makeup of the unit indicate that it is actually the unnamed mylonitized mixed unit of the allochthonous assemblage. Wolf Creek Formation is abandoned and its rocks reassigned to mixed unit of allochthonous assemblage. Report includes geologic map and correlation chart.

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


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