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Geology of the Mineral and Lake Anna West Quadrangles, Virginia

March 31, 2019

This map product is a cooperator series publication and, as such, does not have a specific abstract.

Geologic mapping for this map product was completed between 2014 and 2017, with most of the field work occurring between January 2016 and May 2017. Numerous foot traverses were completed along creeks and roads throughout the field area; the shore of Lake Anna was accessed by kayak to provide additional data. Distributions of soil units were considered when assigning bedrock type in areas where outcrop was lacking and helped to distinguish fluvial terrace deposits. Hill-shade raster images created from LiDAR datasets and geophysical data sets proved useful in the field to trace bedrock and surficial units. GPS location control and field data were collected and recorded in digital databases using a variety of geologic mapping applications for an iPad 3rd Gen Model A1403 and Motion C5v tablet using Fieldmove 2013.1. Structural measurements were also plotted on field maps. Data collected included lithology and the orientation of foliations, folds, lineations, joints, and faults. Representative rock samples of significant formations were thin-sectioned for petrographic analysis; a few samples from these and surrounding quadrangles were analyzed for zircon U-Pb geochronology and geochemistry.

Publication Year 2019
Title Geology of the Mineral and Lake Anna West Quadrangles, Virginia
Authors Mark W. Carter, William C. Burton, Ryan J. McAleer, Mary DiGiacomo-Cohen, R. Tyler Sauer
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype State or Local Government Series
Series Title Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources Publication
Series Number 189
Index ID 70204109
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center; Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center